Upwards

For employees of Grand Valley State University

Childcare benefits for the modern family

Upwards is your personal concierge for finding full-time, licensed, quality early education that is near your neighborhood.

Let us do the work

We'll find you the best childcare based on your family’s location, budget, and unique needs

Childcare Navigation

Meet with your childcare navigator to learn about all things childcare and get your questions answered

Customized Matching

Match with the best childcare options based on your location, budget, and unique needs

Safety & Support

Our network of licensed and background-checked caregivers are vetted for both safety and quality


Scheduled activities to ensure your little one is learning and growing

View scheduled lesson plans from the Upwards app to see what your child is learning and find directions to continue education at home!

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Follow along every step of the day

Have peace of mind with secure, real-time photo and video updates to see what your kiddo is learning.

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