Part-Time and Co-op Child Care and Preschool Programs
CHILD CARE KEY
Centers listed care for 13 or more children and are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS). The list also includes in-house centers for organizations with staffs of 1,000 or more.
Registration: Child care centers are open year round unless otherwise indicated. Most take applications at any time. Centers that include preschool programs or kindergarten often enroll annually for the school year. Call the centers for registration information.
Home Day Care: Ann Arbor has 100 active, registered day care family homes (for 6 or fewer children) and licensed group homes (for up to 12 children). For information, contact the Child Care Network (734-975-1840, childcarenetwork.org) or visit greatstartconnect.org to search a database of all family and group homes.
Allergies: Many centers have food allergy programs. Contact providers.
V: Center offers before- and/or after-school care for elementary students (some also provide transportation-call to ask).
BA: All teachers hold at least a bachelor's degree in child development or a related field.
Drop-In: Drop-in child care available.
NAEYC: Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
TT: Child must be toilet trained.
Acorn Glen Cooperative Preschool1547 Miller [map]
Curriculum-free, all play, parent cooperative preschool for age 2 1/2 and up. Parent-toddler program available. Younger siblings welcome on parent workdays. Adult-child ratio 1:3. Call for rates. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; schedule matches AAPS school year. Offers summer program. email@example.com, acornglen.org 115, C3
Allen Creek Preschool2350 Miller [map]
Twice-weekly parent-toddler classes for ages 1-3; half-day preschool programs for ages 3&4, and Pre-K. After school art classes and summer program. Openings for fall 2015. firstname.lastname@example.org, allencreek.org BA, 116, B3
Ann Arbor Christian School5500 Whitmore Lake [map]
Half-day preschool and kindergarten for ages 3-5 with Christian emphasis. Three year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 8:15-11:30 a.m. ($1,704/year); 4 year-olds meet Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:15-11:30 a.m. ($2,076/year); kindergartners meet Mon.-Fri. 8:15-11:45 a.m. ($4,500/year). email@example.com, annarborchristian.org BA, TT, 117, D1
Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center2775 Bedford [map]
Ann Arbor Nursery, Inc.517 E. Washington [map]
Co-op preschool for ages 3-5. Children must turn 3 or 4 by Sept. 1. Parents assist 2-3 times/month. Sibling nursery available. Open Sept.-late May. 3-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:15-11:30 a.m. 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:45-3:15 p.m. Adult-child ratio 1:4. $570/semester. Open house in early Feb. firstname.lastname@example.org, a2preschool.org BA, TT, 118, D5
Ann Arbor Public Schools Preschool and Family Center2775 Boardwalk [map]
Runs the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program for children ages 3 & 4 who live in the Ann Arbor school district and meet income or eligibility guidelines, including those on public assistance or with children at risk; also Early Childhood Special Education program for ages 3-5 who have diagnosed disabilities. Comprehensive early childhood programs and services for newborn-age 3. Ongoing enrollment. email@example.com, a2schools.org
The Early Learning Center3070 Redwood [map]
Half-day preschool for ages 2 1/2-6. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Contact for rates. Open Sept.-June, Mon.-Fri. 8:45-11:45 a.m. & Tues.-Thurs. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Follows AAPS calendar. firstname.lastname@example.org, elcpreschool.com BA, NAEYC, TT, 121, G7
First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery & Young Fives Program120 S. State [map]
Co-op (ages 3-4) and traditional (age 5) programs available. Co-op program for 3s and 4s with play-based approach to learning and kindergarten readiness. Threes class 9 a.m.-noon Tues. & Thurs. ($760/year); 3s/4s mixed-age class 9 a.m.-noon Mon., Wed., & Fri. ($1,130/year); 4s class 12:45-3:45 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. ($,1500/yr). Two teachers & 2 caregiver assistants per class for 5:1 ratio. Students must be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1 of school year, or by Dec. 1 with waiver at discretion of class teacher. Traditional (not co-op) Young Fives half-day program designed to prepare students for the challenges of modern kindergarten. Limited to 12 students with 2 teachers for 6:1 ratio for individualized attention and instruction. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ($3,240/year). Weekly field trips. Scholarships & optional STEM enrichment classes for both programs. Students must be 5 years old by Dec. 1 of the school year. membership@FUMCNpreschool.org, FUMCNpreschool.orgTT, 122, D4
Gingerbread House1600 Textile [map]
Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:6-1:9. $30/day. 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri. (options for 2-5 days). Closed in the summer. gbreadhouse.com 123, F8
Glacier Way West Side Co-op Preschool900 S. Seventh, West Side United Methodist Church [map]
Preschool for ages 3 & 4; parents participate 6-8 days/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:4. Open Sept.-May. 3-year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 9:15-11:30 a.m. ($265/semester). 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:15-11:30 a.m. ($375/semester). email@example.com, glacierwaycoop.org BA, 124, C5
KingCare3800 Waldenwood [map]
Child care enrichment program for King Elementary School students during the school year. Thematic curriculum. Flexible scheduling (sign up for 1-5 days/week); call for fees. Adult-child ratio 1:12. Care on teacher in-service days. firstname.lastname@example.org, kingchildcare.com V, Drop-In, 125, G4
Rec&Ed School Age Child Care1515 S. Seventh [map]
Before- and after-school care at many AAPS schools for grades K-5 (through grade 6 at Ann Arbor Open @ Mack and A2 Steam @ Northside). Camps during school breaks. Flexible scheduling and scholarships available. Also provides before and after preschool child care available at Allen Elementary School & Thurston Elementary School. Mon.-Fri. schedule. Both programs offer camps during summer break. Enroll online. a2schools.org
Stone School Cooperative Preschool2811 Stone School [map]
Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5; parents assist in class 5-9 times per semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Age 3 meets Tues. & Thurs. 9:15-11:30 a.m.; mixed-age class for ages 3-4 meets Tues. & Thurs. 1-3:15 p.m.; age 4 meets Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:15-11:30 a.m.; and older 4's or young 5's (pre-K) class meets Mon., Wed., & Fri. 12:45-3:15 p.m. Tuition $75-$105/month. email@example.com, stoneschool.org BA, 127, F7
TLC Adventure Preschool1400 W. Stadium, Trinity Lutheran Church [map]
Triangle Cooperative Preschool1432 Washtenaw, First Presbyterian Church [map]
Preschool for ages 3 & 4; parents assist in class 7-9 times/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Open Sept.-May. 3yr.-olds meet Mon. & Wed. 9-11:30 a.m., $339/semester. 4yr.-olds meet Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9-noon, $449/semester. Some tuition assistance. Open house in Feb. firstname.lastname@example.org, trianglecoop.org BA, 129, E5