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Finding Childcare

Great Start Connect - Finding licensed local child care.  Click the top left link "Child Care and Preschool" then select the region on the map (orange for MSU area).  Follow the steps to search based on your family needs for care.

Child Care-How You Can Make a Good Choice - What parents should look for in a child care provider. is a one stop shop for babysitters, nannies, senior/elder care support, housekeepers and even pet sitters! Their site allows you to view detailed profiles of their vetted providers and select by experience, hourly rate, availability and more.

If you have needs for care in other areas across the nation (Your elder mom lives in FL, or you have a conference in Atlanta and you want to take the baby) you can find care anywhere!

You can also look for “College Caregivers”. If you want to have access to MSU students’ profiles, you can search the system by college.

You must enroll with your MSU NetID email address 

Au Pair in America - Trust the world’s most experienced live-in child care program.  Au Pair in America is the first organization to be designed by the U.S. Government to offer a legal au pair program.  Since 1986, we have placed more than 87,000 au pairs with American host families in 40 states!  The program has expanded largely through word of mouth – host families telling friends and neighbors that Au Pair in America provides service, intercultural richness and a reliable source of quality child care. - researches and inspects licensed child care providers and facilities and reports the facts directly to you.

Cultural Care Au Pair - Cultural Care Au Pair is one of the largest and most experienced au pair organizations in the world, having successfully placed more than 80,000 au pairs in welcoming American homes since 1989. Our program is strictly regulated, and our dedicated staff all over the world carefully screens each au pair candidate to ensure they meet Cultural Care Au Pair’s high standards.

Nanny Network – If you are looking for a professional nanny to come into your home, you may opt to go through a Nanny agency to help you.
Contact: (586) 739-2100

MySpartanCareer - If you are interested in posting a childcare job opening online, please visit MonsterTrak or contact the Student Employment office at MSU.
Contact: (517) 355-9520
Location: 110 Student Services Building, East Lansing

Department of Human Services – Statewide Results Child Day Care Centers and Homes.  Search providers in your area or by zip code in another area.  This site provides licensing information including license number of provider as well as licensing violations.

Click here to view a comprehensive checklist on choosing a childcare provider from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.