PubPol 710.001

PubPol 710.001: Addressing the Child Care Crisis

Level
Graduate
Term
Fall 2022
Days
Wednesday
Time
3:15-6:30 pm EST
Course Location
TBA
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
34850
Credit Hours
3

This class is an interdisciplinary problem solving class offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI).

Even pre-pandemic, the U.S. faced a childcare crisis. Many parents need childcare while they work, insufficient licensed childcare programs exist for infants and toddlers, and such programs often cost too much for families. Childcare businesses also operate at thin margins and struggle to stay in business due to rising operational costs and challenges finding qualified staff. Multidisciplinary student teams will hear from leading experts and incorporate problem-solving tools and insights from law, social work, policy, business, and other fields to propose solutions to relevant stakeholders.

This class is open to all University of Michigan graduate and professional students. Please note: Non-Law students are responsible for checking with their own schools, colleges, or units to learn if a PSI class will count toward graduation or other departmental requirements.

Non-law graduate/professional students may apply for the course using the PSI application system (https://problemsolving.law.umich.edu/) March 14-28, 2022. After the initial application period, students seeking to apply can contact problemsolving@umich.edu.