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Full-Time 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).

Most centers are open year round and take applications any time, but those that run preschools or kindergartens often enroll for the school year. Call for 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 family and group homes.

Allergies: Many centers have food allergy programs. Contact providers.


EC: Extended care 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.

Allen Creek Preschool

2350 Miller [map]
(734) 994-3382

Half-day preschool programs for ages 3-4. $913-$1,330/month. Teacher-to-child ratio 1:6., BA, PT, 59, B3

Ann Arbor Children's House Montessori

2309 Packard [map]
(734) 330-8190

Montessori preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 1/2-6. Adult child ratio 1:8. Lead teachers Montessori certified. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; morning half-day sessions and early drop off. See website for pricing., BA,60, E6

Ann Arbor Christian School

5500 Whitmore Lake [map]
(734) 741-4948

Half-day preschool and half- or full-day kindergarten with Christian faith integration. 3-year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 8:15-11:45 a.m. ($1,786/year); 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:15-11:45 a.m. ($2,679/year); half-day kindergartners meet Mon.-Fri. 8:15-11:45 a.m. ($5,266/year), full-day kindergartners meet Mon.-Fri. 8:15 am-3:15 pm ($9,436/year). Preschool students may enroll for additional days. After-school care available., BA, TT, 61, D1

Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center

2775 Bedford [map]
(734) 971-3080

Preschool for ages 2.5-pre-K for 2-5 days per week 9 a.m.-noon. Optional extended programs till 3:30 p.m. Parents & toddlers class Fri. 9-10:15 a.m., young toddlers Fri. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Call for pricing. Ramelle Alexander & Amy Jordan co-directors., BA, 62, F6

Ann Arbor Nursery, Inc.

517 E. Washington (First Baptist Church) [map]
(734) 769-7966

Since 1938. Co-op preschool for ages 3-5. Incoming students must turn 3 by Sept. 1. Parents assist 2-3 times/month. Sibling nursery available. Open Sept.-late May. Multi-age classroom meets Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:30-11:45 a.m. $720/semester., BA, TT, 63, D5

Ann Arbor Public Schools Westerman Preschool & Family Center

2775 Boardwalk [map]
(734) 994-2303

Comprehensive early childhood programs for children 0-5. Runs the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program for children ages 3 & 4 who live in the Washtenaw Intermediate 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. Ongoing enrollment., BA, NAEYC, 64, E7

Ann Arbor YMCA Child Development Center

400 W. Washington [map]
(734) 263-2094

Year-round childcare for ages 2 1/2-5. Half-day pre-K program for ages 3 1/2-5 Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; includes weekly swim lesson (school year only). After-school care for K-4 (transportation from A2 Open, Bach, Eberwhite, Haisley, & Wines). Adult-child ratios 1:8-1:15. $515-$1,235/month; lower for Y members. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Scholarships available; MDHS payment assistance accepted., V, NAEYC, 65, D5

Annie's Children's Center - Downtown

216 Beakes [map]
(734) 761-8070

Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-8 years. Music program. Adult-child ratio 1:3-1:10. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time care available. Camps and field trips in summer. Contact for pricing. Childcare Daily App in all classrooms to connect parents with child., BA, 66, D4

Annie's Children's Center-East

3220 Oakwood [map]
(734) 973-7222

Day care for ages 6 weeks-4 years. Multi-age preschool and pre-K for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:8. Contact for pricing. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time care available. Camps and field trips in the summer. Childcare Daily App in all classrooms to connect parents with child., EC, 67, G7

Annie's Children's Center - West

5350 Park [map]
(734) 663-8081

Infant/toddler care, preschool for children 6 weeks-8 years. Full-year school age program. Music and dance programs. Transportation available to/from Lakewood and Haisley schools. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:10. Contact for pricing. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time care available. Camps and field trips in summer. Childcare Daily App in all classrooms to connect parents with child., EC, BA, 68, A5

Children's Creative Center

1600 Pauline [map]
(734) 769-0019

Day care for ages 18 months-6 years. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:10. Full-day 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ($70/day); half-day 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ($60/day); part time ($60-$70, 3 days/week). Transportation to/from local schools. Summer program for ages 6-13. Intern program for students in grades 6-9, who assist teachers; call for fees., BA, 69, C5

Childtime Learning Center

4220 Plymouth [map]
(888) 330-5352

Preschool for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Variety of scheduling options. Call for pricing. 70, H3

Christian Montessori School of Ann Arbor

5225 Jackson [map]
(734) 332-9600

For infants-6th grade. Programs in a non-denominational Christian environment. Montessori-credentialed teachers. Financial assistance available to qualified applicants. Morning and afternoon extended care available. See website for class offerings and tuition., EC, TT, 71, A4

Community Day Care and Preschool Center, Inc.

1611 WESTMINSTER [map]


(734) 761-7101

Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5yrs. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Half-day option available. Summer camp for post-kindergarten through pre-6th grade. Contact for pricing. Sliding-scale fees at preschool, scholarships available. During Covid-19: Before- and after-school care at Burns Park and Lawton undecided as of Summer 2021. Check website for updates., EC, BA, Drop-In (for enrolled children), NAEYC, 72, E6

The Discovery Center

775 S. Maple [map]
(734) 663-7496

Preschool and young 5s for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:8. $63/day, $46-$56/half-day. Summer camp., BA, 73, C5

Doughty Montessori School

416 S. Ashley [map]
(734) 663-8050

Since 1977. Preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 1/2-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:8. All head teachers Montessori certified. Full-time 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., school-day 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., and half-day sessions. Summer programs. Contact for pricing. EC, BA,75, D5

Early Childhood Center at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor

2935 Birch Hollow [map]
(734) 971-0990

Full day, half day, and other options (2, 3, or 5 days/week) for early childhood care and education for children of all backgrounds, from ages 2 months to 5 years. See website for hours of operation, application information, and rates., EC, NAEYC, BA, 76, E7

Early Explorer Child Care Learning Center

4080 Packard [map]
(734) 369-6293

Daycare and preschool for newborns to school age. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. Programs 2-5 days/week. Full days only. 7:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. See website for pricing., EC, 77, H7

The Early Learning Center

3070 Redwood [map]
(734) 973-7722

Half-day preschool for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Parent-tot class. Open Sept.-June. See website for rates and hours. Follows AAPS calendar., BA, NAEYC, TT, 78, G7

Everbrook Academy of Ann Arbor

2380 Oak Valley [map]
(734) 996-9352

Child care, preschool, kindergarten, and before- and after-school care for ages 6 weeks-10 years. Full time 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Part time available. Call for rates. EC, Drop-In, 79, C7

First United Methodist Cooperative Nursery

120 S. State [map]
(734) 662-7660

Co-op preschool for 3-5 years. Reggio Emelia-inspired, play-based approach to learning and kindergarten readiness. Flexible, multi-age classes Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (from $160-$400/month, depending on # of mornings chosen). Afternoon enrichment classes Mon., Wed., & Fri. 1-4:30 p.m. ($180-$540/month, depending on # of days chosen). Extended day option Mon., Wed., & Fri. Adult:child ratio 5:1. Parents assist in class 6-9 times per semester (formal child care option at $20/day for younger siblings while parents are assisting). Students must be 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1 of school year. Scholarships available. Two-year-old playgroup open to the public during school year. During Covid-19: contact for up-to-date information., BA, TT, 80, D4

Foundations Preschool of Washtenaw County

3770 Packard [map]
(734) 677-8130

Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-12 years. 6+ may participate in before- and after-care programs and summer camp. Great Start Readiness Program participant. Meals and snacks provided. Adult:infant/toddler ratio: 1:4; adult:preschooler ratio 1:8. Tuition based on sliding scale. Open year-round Mon.-Fri., Summer 2021 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fall 2021 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. EC, BA, NAEYC, 81, G7

Freedom Childcare Center (St. Thomas Lutheran Church)

8753 Pleasant Lake [map]
(734) 997-9116

Child care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-12 years. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. School-age summer care and programs. Contact for pricing. 82, A8

Gingerbread House

1600 Textile [map]
(734) 429-1270

Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:8-1:10. $35/day. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (options for 2-5 days). Closed in the summer., 84, F8

Glacier Way West Side Co-op Preschool

900 S. Seventh, West Side United Methodist Church [map]
(734) 995-0707

Preschool for ages 3 & 4 runs Sept.-May and meets on Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:15-noon. Tuition: $615/semester. No fundraising requirement for the 2021-2022 school year. Adult-child ratio 1:4. During Covid-19: While normally separate, the 3s and 4s are combined into one limited-size class. Check website for updates., BA, 85, C5

Green Apple Garden Playschool

2664 Miller [map]
(734) 773-3182. Lower School for infants-3 years.

511 Miller [map]
(734) 369-6563. Upper School for 3-6 years.

Ages 6 weeks-6 years. Reggio Emilia-inspired, nature-based infant, toddler, and preschool programs. Part-time & full-time. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. See website for rates and scholarship information. An Apple Playschools program. 86, B3

Green House Montessori School

3613 Green Brier [map]
(734) 913-0021

Montessori preschool and kindergarten for children 15 months-6 years. Full and half-day programs. Teachers are Montessori certified. Accredited by the American Montessori Society and Michigan Montessori Society. Adult-child ratio 1:4 -1:8. Weekly Spanish & music lessons. Call for rates. Extended day care available. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp for children up to 9 years., BA, 87, G3

Gretchen's House-Dhu Varren

1580 Dhu Varren [map]
(734) 821-2800

Off-site school-age programs at Northside and Huron Hills churches. Full- and part-time programs for ages 3 months-11 years. After-school and summer programs for school-age children. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:10. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EC, BA, NAEYC, 88, E2

Gretchen's House-Mount Pleasant

721 Mount Pleasant [map]
(734) 662-2739

The "Baby House." Child care for ages 3 months-3 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., BA, NAEYC, 89, C5

Gretchen's House-Mount Vernon

700 Mount Vernon [map]
(734) 769-4402

The "Big House." Child care, full- and half-day preschool program, after-school care for kindergarten and school age; summer camp for ages 5-7. Adult-child ratio 1:8. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EC, BA, NAEYC, 90, C5

Gretchen's House-Oak Valley

2340 Oak Valley [map]
(734) 327-6125

Full- and part-time programs for ages 3 months-11 years. After school and full day summer programs for school-age children. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., gretchenshouse.comEC, BA, NAEYC, 91, B6

Gretchen's House-Stadium

1745 W. Stadium [map]
(734) 663-4720

Child care for ages 6 weeks-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., NAEYC, 92, C6

Gretchen's House-Traver

2625 Traver [map]
(734) 761-7030

Full- and part-time programs for ages 3 months-11 years. Before- and after-school care; summer programs for school-age children. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:10. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., EC, BA, NAEYC, 93, E2

Gretchen's House-Washtenaw Intermediate School District

4001 Ann Arbor-Saline [map]
(Unitarian Universalist Church) during Highpoint School renovation.

1735 S. Wagner [map]
after renovation.
(734) 822-6668

Full- and part-time child care for ages 3 months-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. Call for rates. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., BA, NAEYC, 94, B6

KinderCare Learning Center

2300 S. Huron Pkwy [map]
(734) 971-6626

Infant, toddlers, preschool, pre-K, and before- and after school programs for ages 6 weeks-12 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:18. Open Mon.-Fri. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact for pricing. Drop-in, 95, G6


3800 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). Adult-child ratio 1:12. Drop-In Care allows parent to send their child only as needed, and rates are set per day or half-day. See website for pricing., EC, Drop-In, 96, G4

Kozy Heart

5443 Lohr [map]
(734) 846-0977

Infant and toddler day care and preschool for ages 2-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4 (infants and toddlers), 1:8 (preschool). Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for tuition., 97, D8

Little Blue Preschool

113 Eighth [map]
(734) 369-2792

Focuses on High Scope Curriculum, with opportunities for problem-solving and creativity. Adult-child ratio 2:5-1:7. Infants 6 months-2 1/2 years, $280/week or $80/full day; preschool for ages 2 1/2-5 years, $240/week or $55/full day. Open school days 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 98, D4,

Little Folk's Corner

4850 Dexter [map]
(734) 769-0944

Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-kindergarten. Half-day and full-day available for all programs. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Minimum 2 days/week. Call for fees. Summer programs available for ages 6 weeks-7 years. EC, 99, A3

Little Saints Preschool

540 Elizabeth, St. Thomas the Apostle School [map]
(734) 769-0911

Preschool for ages 3-5. Adult-child ratio begins at 1:7, varies with class and age. Half day 8-11:30 a.m. School day 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Extended day schedule 7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for fees. Separate summer enrollment. EC, BA, NAEYC, TT, 100, D4

Manzanitas Spanish Immersion Preschool

2626 Packard [map]
(734) 975-9104

Ages 6 months-6 years. Reggio Emilia-inspired, Spanish language immersion program for infants, toddlers, preschool, and young 5s. Part-time & full-time. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. See website for rates and scholarship information. An Apple Playschools program. appleplayschools.orgEC, Drop-in, 101, D4

May's Bilingual Preschool

3181 Packard [map]
(734) 780-1529

Ages 2 weeks-12 years. Bilingual (Chinese/English with some Spanish exposure) preschool and daycare offering developmentally appropriate programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Before- and after-school programs for school-age children. Full-time, part-time, and drop-in schedules available. Adult-infant/toddler ratio 1:4. Adult-Preschooler ratio 1:6. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Contact for pricing.,, V, BA, 103, G7

Michigan Islamic Academy

2301 Plymouth [map]
(734) 665-8882

Montessori preschool and kindergarten for age 3 & over; includes Arabic language and Islamic studies. Annual $6,900 per Pre-K, $6,400 kindergarten. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. school days. EC, BA, TT, 104, F3

Multicultural Academy Great Start Readiness Program

5550 Platt [map]
(734) 677-0732

Tuition-free public preschool for low-income and at-risk students. Full-day program Sept.-June. Adult-child ratio 1:8. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children must be age 4 by Oct. 1 to enroll for school year. EC, BA, TT, 105, G8

Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor-Early Childhood Program

2775 Newport [map]
(734) 995-4141

Parent-tot, Pre-K, and K. Half- and all-day programs, 3-5 days, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $7,900-$15,500 with flexible tuition options. Additional rates for before or after-care., EC, TT, 107, E3

St. Paul Early Childhood Center-Earhart Campus

495 Earhart [map]
(734) 821-2606

Year-round child care with a Christian base for ages 33 months-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:7. $52.95/day for child care and $31.90/day preschool. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., EC, BA, 108, H5

St. Paul Early Childhood Center-Liberty Campus

420 W. Liberty [map]
(734) 668-0887

Preschool and child care with Christian emphasis. Call for tuition; sibling discounts. Financial assistance available., BA, 109, D5

St. Paul Infant-Toddler House

225 Third [map]
(734) 747-6360

Child care with a Christian emphasis for ages 6 weeks-2 1/2 years. Adult-child ratio 1:3. $7,443/yr.-$17,660/yr. from 2-5 days. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., BA, NAEYC, 110, D5

School Age Child Care (SACC, Ann Arbor Public Schools Rec&Ed)

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

Before- and after-school care at 18 AAPS elementary schools. Flexible scheduling and scholarships available. Adult-child ratios 1:18 or better. Enroll online. During Covid-19: AAPS is reconfiguring before- and after-school care. The 2021-2022 offerings are limited. See website for updates. EC, Drop-in (for enrolled children), TT, 111, D6

Stone School Cooperative Preschool

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

Programs for ages 2 1/2-8; parents assist in class 5-9 times per semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Check website for times and rates. Extended day option available., EC, BA, 112, F7

Stony Creek Preschool Too!

3460 Dexter [map]
(734) 213-2488

Child care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-7 years. $297/week $68/day for infant and toddlers, $259/week $58/day for preschool/pre-K. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Half day available., EC, Drop-in (enrolled children only), BA, 113, A4

Summers-Knoll Preschool

2203 Platt [map]
(734) 971-7991

Preschool program for ages 3-5 years, using a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach. Hours 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Annual tuition $11,800 full time; $5,000 two full days; $7,250 3 full days; & $7,700 5 half days., 114, F6

TLC Adventure Preschool

1400 W. Stadium, Trinity Lutheran Church [map]
(734) 662-4419 & (734) 645-5248

Ages 2 1/2-6. Adult-child ratio 1:7. $405/month (plus $75 registration fee). 10% sibling discount. Sept.-May, Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., BA, NAEYC, TT, 116, C6

Triangle Cooperative Preschool

1432 Washtenaw, First Presbyterian Church [map]
(734) 221-0905

Preschool for ages 3-5. Parents assist in class 7-9 times/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:4. Open Sept.-May. 3-year-olds meet Mon. & Wed. 9:15-11:45 a.m., $553/semester. 4/5-year-olds meet Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $771/semester. Some tuition assistance available., BA, 117, E5

U-M Children's Centers

HEALTH SYSTEM CHILDREN'S CENTER, 2601 Glazier Way. (734) 998-6195. NORTH CAMPUS CHILDREN'S CENTER, 2800 Plymouth. (734) 763-3939. TOWSLEY CHILDREN'S HOUSE, 710 S. Forest. (734) 763-3400. Full-day programs for newborns-5 years. Open to the public (priority for U-M affiliates, waiting list for enrollment). Ratios, hours, and tuition rates vary by center. Additional information on website., EC, NAEYC, 118, F4

Uno Dos Tres Spanish Immersion Preschool

1500 Scio Church [map]
(734) 213-1123

Spanish immersion child care and preschool for ages 18 months-6 years. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Emphasis on family involvement and developmentally appropriate learning. Email for tour scheduling or rates., 121, C6

Vineyard Children's Center (Vineyard Church of Ann Arbor)

2275 Platt [map]
(734) 929-0300

Child care for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Morning and afternoon half-day programs available. Accepts MDHHS payments. Call for fees or tours., 122, H6

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