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Part-Time and Co-op Child Care and Preschool Programs

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Centers listed care for 13 or more children and are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS).

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, or visit 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.

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The Early Learning Center

3070 Redwood [map]
(734) 973-7722

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. 12:30-3:15 p.m. Follows AAPS calendar., BA, NAEYC, TT, 121, G7


3800 Waldenwood [map]
(734) 994-4485

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., V, Drop-In, 125, G4

Rec&Ed School Age Child Care

1515 S. Seventh [map]
(734) 994-2300

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. V, Drop-in (for enrolled children), TT, 126, D6

Stone School Cooperative Preschool

2811 Stone School [map]
(734) 971-4820

Preschool for ages 3-4; parents assist in class 5-9 times per semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Age 3 meets Tues. & Thurs. 9:10-11:30 a.m.; mixed-age class for ages 3-4 meets Tues. & Thurs. 12:50-3:20 p.m.; age 4 meets Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9:10 a.m.-noon., and 1-3 p.m. Tuition $85-$115/month., BA, 127, F7

TLC Adventure Preschool

1400 W. Stadium, Trinity Lutheran Church [map]
(734) 662-4419

Ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:8. $385/month (plus $75 registration fee). Sept.-May, Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. &, BA, TT, 128, C6

Triangle Cooperative Preschool

1432 Washtenaw, First Presbyterian Church [map]
(734) 761-7688

Preschool for ages 3 & 4; parents assist in class 7-9 times/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Open Sept.-May. 3-year-olds meet Mon. & Wed. 9-11:30 a.m., $384/semester. 4-year-olds meet Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9-noon, $569/semester. Some tuition assistance. Open house in Feb., BA, 129, E5

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