Resources for Employees with Childcare Needs

With childcare in high demand, to help you get started in your search for childcare options, the following resources have been identified for employees who are working onsite and experiencing the need for immediate childcare due to school and childcare center closures. This space will be updated as new resources become available.

  • Childcare Providers

    Assistance for Essential Workers

    ADHR Childcare Subsidy

    The Alabama Department of Human Resources is extending childcare assistance to frontline essential workers. New referrals from employers of eligible individuals will be accepted through June 30, 2021.

    Funding is for all income levels. Eligible UAB employees must be designated an essential worker by UAB Human Resources and have a child enrolled at a participating licensed childcare facility. For a link to the referral form or for more information, visit Alabama DHR online.

    Childcare Search Resources

    • Childcare Resources: The Birmingham nonprofit provides a free database of childcare facilities in Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the website for current vacancies.
    • Wyndy: Wyndy is a Birmingham-based babysitting app that serves more than 18,000 families and is available to help UAB employees and residents to book a sitter. Parents can post any job for free, and then select from sitters who express interest in the job. Visit to get started.

    Community Childcare Programs

  • Guidance for Working Parents

    Employees who are asked to return to on-campus work to support Modified Business Operations should discuss with their supervisor any challenges in their ability to return to on-campus work due to childcare responsibilities. It is important that employees returning to on-campus work during Modified Business Operations do not bring their children to work with them. Bringing children to the workplace may compromise important safety and risk-reduction measures implemented by UAB. See resources below or contact your supervisor or HR representative for additional questions.

    • Childcare Providers: Employees who are asked to return to on-campus work are encouraged to look at available childcare options using the resources provided by UAB HR (see Childcare Providers tab on this page).
    • Alternative Work Schedules: Employees who are asked to return to on-campus work and are unable to find full-time childcare are encouraged to talk to their supervisors about potential modifications to their work schedules or duties, including telecommuting or alternative work schedule options, modifications to work hours, or staggered or alternating reporting for on-campus work. Visit for technology and other tools to assist you in effectively working from home.