The 2021–2022 program is now open.

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To apply, review the Program Guidelines below. Then log into UAccess Employee Self Service and select the Childcare Choice tile on your Employee Main Homepage.

Note! New in 2021: The Childcare Choice – Employee application is moving to UAccess!






Program Guidelines

Learn what qualifies as a work-related childcare expense, what documentation you need to apply, and how to receive reimbursement.

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Reimbursement Calendar

Please note the monthly and quarterly Cost Form submission deadlines and applicable pay periods for reimbursement.

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Answering your questions about Childcare Choice – Employee

The Childcare Choice – Employee program offers up to $2,000 in reimbursements per fiscal year per household for qualifying childcare. The childcare you claim must occur in Arizona, and it must be work related (i.e., necessary to allow you or other usual caregivers to attend work). To participate, you must be eligible for full benefits as a University of Arizona employee.

Yes. All eligible employees must complete a new program application each fiscal year.

You will receive an email indicating when the maximum program reimbursement amount has been reached. You can also verify your balance in UAccess.

If your application is approved mid-fiscal year, you will have a one-time opportunity to claim any qualifying childcare expenses from the beginning of the quarter in which you were waitlisted. You must submit your claim before the deadline of the first paycheck after your approval.

You can add a child or a new provider in UAccess Employee. Navigate to the Childcare Choice tile of your Employee Main Homepage, and select “Append Approved Application” in the left column. Follow the instructions to update your information.

No. A child’s birthdate and the name of the childcare program in which the child is enrolled are both needed to apply for Childcare Choice.

Childcare Choice reimbursements are given per household. Reimbursements do not vary based on the number of children within the household.

No. Only approved program participants need to submit Cost Forms.