Family Services

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

Campus Coronavirus Updates

Visit the University of Iowa coronavirus website for the latest information about COVID-19 and the university’s response.

School and daycare closures mean child care emergencies for many UI employees, especially those in critical health care and operations roles. Find child care resources, guidance, and opportunities to help here.
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Back-up Childcare for Healthcare Employees

UI Hospitals & Clinics has partnered with Bright Horizons to provide a limited back-up child care service for eligible employees with children through age 12. For frontline employees working in direct patient care and support services.

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Summer Programs for School-Aged Children

Local organizations providing on-site and virtual programs and camps for school-aged children. Updated 2/18/2022.

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Volunteer Child Care

Family Services, through a partnership with the United Way, maintains a list of individuals who have agreed to provide volunteer child care services to essential employees. For more information or to request the names of volunteers, please email

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Workplace Flexibility

The university recognizes that parents working from home also must care for their children and meet other responsibilities. Health and safety of families are the top priority.


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COVID-19 Child Care Considerations

Information on COVID-19 child care considerations from Iowa State Extension.