Sick and Back-Up Childcare

Sick and back-up childcare services are available when there is an unexpected interruption in your regularly scheduled childcare.  These services are designed to help support employees in fulfilling work-related commitments and students in fulfilling coursework-related commitments.  The University of Arizona offers eligible employees and students up to 10 sick and back-up childcare usages per fiscal year. 

Once registered, you can immediately begin using the Sick and Back-Up Childcare Program!

Important Program Information

Program Guidelines

Learn what circumstances qualify for sick and back-up childcare services, fee structures, and how to begin utilizing services.




Service Blackout Dates

Sick and back-up childcare services are not available during academic closures or University holidays.  If you have work-related or coursework-related commitments during these times, please call our office at (520) 621-1530 at least five days in advance.


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Meet the Provider

The University of Arizona Sick and Back-up Childcare program services are provided by Trusting Connections, LLC. 

Remember, to receive subsidized sick and back-up childcare services, you must first register for the Sick and Back-up Childcare program!

Meet the Provider

Mom with Child

Requesting Care


Monday-Friday, 9AM to 5PM sick and back-up childcare services can be requested by phone or email.

Outside of these hours all requests must be made by calling (888) 622-9559.

All service cancellations must be made by phone at least four hours in advance.