Quality, affordable, licensed childcare is available in the area surrounding campus. There are many options that will help you find the best fit for you and your young ones.

More About Parenting

Each year units, departments and colleges across MSU’s campus participate in the Take Your Child to Work Day event, which is in connection with the National Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. This is an incredible day to experience the wide variety of opportunities available at MSU and beyond.

Preparing For a New Child

Coffective Mobile App is a free resource that helps families prepare for the birth of their baby and get a great start to lactation with digital hospital preparation checklist, captivating photos, and step-by-step instructions for each of the parents care best practices, and tips for overcoming common barriers. 

Mental Health Series


Faculty and academic staff who are appointed on at least a 50 percent basis for nine months or more are immediately eligible for parental leave in accordance with the Parental Leave for Faculty and Academic Staff policy.

Connnect with other MSU Parents

Family Email Listserv

To connect with other MSU parents, join this email list where you can ask questions, receive recommendations and stay in-the-know about issues that are relevant to you.

Family Employee Resource Group

A place for Spartans to connect on family related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and share best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers. Meets every second Tuesday during the academic year. For questions contact