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Sick Child and Emergency/Back-Up Care Program

Subsidized by the University of Arizona, the Sick Child and Emergency/Back-Up Care Program (SCP/EBCP) is available to current employees eligible for full benefits and currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate/professional students, in the greater Tucson and Phoenix areas. SCP/EBCP supports the diverse, organizational and family needs of our campus community by providing access to temporary caregiver service for children (ages birth to 12 years) as follows:

  • Sick Child Program (SCP) serves children who are sick and unable to attend school or child care.

  • Emergency/Back-Up Care Program (EBCP) serves children when there is an unscheduled interruption in regular school and/or child care arrangements. EBCP cannot be used due to holidays or other planned school closures, nor for the period between the end of summer programming and the beginning of school.

2015/2016 Program Update

Effective immediately, please note Program changes:

  • In the case of eligible UA students who may become UA employees eligible for full benefits (while continuing student enrollment), an eligible individual’s primary status (and SCP/EBCP registration and usage) transitions from a currently enrolled student to an employee eligible for full benefits. Email here if your SCP/EBCP primary status changes from student to employee, as described. This employee status remains in effect for the applicable fiscal year.

Access the Program Guidelines to learn more. Call (520) 621-4365 if you have questions.


Students, click here to enroll in the SCP/EBCP program

Employees eligible for full benefits, click here to enroll in the SCP/EBCP program.

"I am very grateful for the program. Recently our regular daycare provider had to go out of town and there was no one available that day to watch my daughter... When I called, LWC helped me to enroll quickly and I was able to arrange for a nanny to come to my home within two days! I was relieved to have a vetted professional watch my daughter, and I'm so glad that this program is available if I have another emergency."
- Heather M., UA medical student