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You have access to our community of child care providers only available to University of Kentucky employees and students through Big Blue Family Care.

Additionally we maintain an up-to-date list of child care centers and community programs, the Little Cats Guide for new parents, educational materials and exclusive discounts for UK parents.

New parents

Congratulations! To have a smooth transition with benefits and leave time following the birth, adoption or guardianship/placement of your child, here's what you need to know.

Overview of parental leave and UK benefits
Family and Medical Leave process
Little Cats Guide
Breastfeeding and lactation support

Planning for child care

Hire a student for occasional caregiving needs or browse child care centers near campus or your home—possibly even with an employee discount.

Big Blue Family Care
List of local child care centers and programs

Child care centers and programs

UK does not endorse any of the child care providers in this list. We provide them to support parents in their efforts to manage their child care needs.

All Child Care Centers in Kentucky

Benefind is a tool to search for child care centers by zip code.

Child care center

All Sports Camps

Offers in-person camps during summer 2020.

Summer camp

Awesome Inc

Day camp called Micro School offering non-traditional instruction and coding club

Community program

Bourbon County Public Schools

Paris, KY


Camp Shalom

Offering at-home kits summer 2020.

Summer camp

Canoe Kentucky

Offered in person

Day camp

Local and national caregivers for both emergency and ongoing care. Registration fee required.

In-home care

Child care for UK HealthCare and essential employees

Through August 31, child care is available for health care and essential employees.

Child care center

Child Development Center of the Bluegrass

On campus child care center offering full-day program for children with and without disabilities from 6 weeks of age until preschool.

Child care center

Clark County Public Schools

Winchester, KY


CREATE art + play studio

At home kits for creative play.

Community program

Creation Kingdom

Offers in-person.

Summer camp

Crestwood Christian Childcare

Child care center in Lexington.

Child care center

Explorium of Lexington

Day camps, educational events and virtual classes.

Community program

Fayette County 4-H Summer Camp

Offering at-home kits summer 2020.

Summer camp

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Are you a business?

We list local child care centers, community programs offering solutions for 'no school' days and summer and other child care resources. Contact us to be listed.



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