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Childcare Choice- Employee

Valuing Employees and Their Families

New for the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the University of Arizona offers reimbursement for qualified, childcare expenses with UA Childcare Choice. 

UA Childcare Choice - through Life & Work Connections - has two components: an employee program and a student program. 
 

Program Update

The UA Childcare Choice Employee Reimbursement Program for Qualified Childcare Expenses (UA Childcare Choice – Employee) has reached its funding limit for the current fiscal year. Individuals may submit program applications for placement on a contact list. This list will be used to notify employees if additional fiscal year funding becomes available. Call (520) 621-4365 if there are UA Childcare Choice-Employee questions. Thank you for your interest in this program.


Program Overview

UA Childcare Choice Employee Reimbursement Program for Qualified Childcare Expenses - through Life & Work Connections - helps UA employees eligible for full benefits to defray costs and customize the setting of qualifying, work-related childcare occurring in Arizona. Approved, employee form submittals allow individuals to receive reimbursement through their paycheck, for qualifying work-related, childcare expenses already incurred.​

UA Childcare Choice
Employee Reimbursement Program for Qualified Childcare Expenses (UA Childcare Choice-Employee):

  • is designed to help employees pay for current, qualifying work-related, childcare occurring in Arizona;
  •  is available to current UA employees eligible for full benefits;
  •  is an option for such eligible employees, when there is not a responsible adult at home able to care for the children;
  •  offers such individuals with program access to enroll;
  •  enrollment completion is not a guarantee of reimbursement for current, qualifying childcare expenses already incurred;
  •  is contingent upon funding, assessment of need and distribution method;
  •  follows a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year calendar;
  •  requires enrollment each fiscal year (as applicable);
  •  and family tax considerations with other elections, including the University’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and tax options (e.g., Internal Revenue Service Child Care Tax Credit), are best discussed with a professional tax advisor, as applicable.

Funding assistance for the entire fiscal year cannot be guaranteed. Once funds are dispersed, a contact list will be maintained.


Additional UA Childcare Resources

Childcare Referrals

Individuals interested in childcare resources and referrals may request a consultation by email or by calling (520) 621-1530.

Sick Child and Emergency/Back-Up Care Program (SCP/EBCP)

Subsidized by the University and administered by Life & Work Connections, SCP/EBCP is available to current, eligible employees in the greater Tucson and Phoenix areas. SCP/EBCP provides access to temporary caregiver services for qualifying children (birth to 12 years).

Family Resource Map

This interactive, mobile Family Resource Map allows individuals to find lactation spaces, diaper-changing stations (in male and female restrooms), family restrooms, and highchairs on campus.

Childcare Request for Information Taskforce

A Childcare Request for Information Taskforce report is available from Human Resources. A team of faculty, staff and students researched model options and offered findings.

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