Chelsea – Children

A list of state-licensed child care centers. Home-based child care is also available. For information, contact the Child Care Network (734-975-1840 or 888-338-7656; info@childcarenetwork.org, childcarenetwork.org) or visit greatstarttoquality.org to search a database of licensed family and group homes.

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Avila Child Care Center

13920 E. Old US-12

(734) 475-0760

Adult-child ratios: age 3 & under, 1:4; preschoolers, 1:10; school-age children, 1:12. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Toddler and preschool academic program during school year. Spanish classes and academic programs. Call for rates. info@avilachildcarecenter.com, avilachildcarecenter.com

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Chelsea Aquatic Club

445 Mayer (Beach Middle School)

Liz Adams, (517) 480-2972

Year-round club open to swimmers of all ability levels, ages 5-18. Age 8 & under swim, 6-7 p.m.; age 9 & above with registration. Participates in WISC and SMSL swimming leagues. See website for fees. cacswim.org

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Chelsea Children's Cooperative Preschool

14600 E. Old US-12

(734) 433-1938

Half-day preschool programs. Adult-child ratio 1:4. 3 yr. olds: Tue. & Thurs. 8:15-11 a.m.; 4 yr. olds: Mon., Wed., & Fri. or Mon., Tues, & Thurs. 8:15-11 a.m.; 2 yr. old playgroup (parents attending) Wed. & Fri. 9-10:30 a.m. publicity@chelseacoop.org, chelseacoop.org

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Chelsea Community Early Childhood Programs (Chelsea School District)

500 E. Washington (Washington Street Education Center)

(734) 433-2208

Half-day preschool programs for ages 3-5. Adult-child ratios: 3 yr.olds 2:14; 4 & 5 yr. olds – 2:16. Mornings 8-11 a.m. & afternoons noon-3 p.m. Two-, three-, and four-day-a-week programs. Full-day all-year tuition-based preschool. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See Chelsea website for rates. All day Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for low- to medium-income families. Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Apply online at Washtenaw website. First Steps Washtenaw Play Group Parent Education Program for newborn-age 5 with scholarships available for families with a child identified with a disability. chelsea.k12.mi.us/chelseapreschool, washtenawpreschool.com

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Chelsea Field Hockey

PO Box 26, Chelsea 48118

Leslie Fry, (734) 635-9871

Middle and high school competitive teams. Aug.-Oct: Games played in southeast Michigan. Summer camp for skills building. No experience necessary. See website for dates and fees. chelseafieldhockey.org

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Chelsea Figure Skating Club

501 Coliseum (Arctic Coliseum)

(734) 433-4444

Recreational and competitive figure skating programs including beginner’s Learn-to-Skate program. Ages 2-18. megansalamon7@gmail.com, chelseafigureskatingclub.com

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Chelsea Hockey Association

501 Coliseum (Arctic Coliseum)

(734) 433-4444

USA Hockey affiliate. Home of the tier-2 Chelsea Chiefs. Developmental programs for the youngest players: Mini-mite and Mite age groups. Travel leagues, house leagues, and Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play programs for ages 3-18. See website for dates and fees. communityrelationscha@gmail.com, chelseahockey.pucksystems.com

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Chelsea Soccer Club

PO Box 44, Chelsea 48118

(517) 402-3139

Travel soccer teams for ages 7 through high school. Fall and spring seasons include winter training. Collaborates with Chelsea Schools and Chelsea Community Recreation; professional, certified coaches. doc.chelseasoccerclub@gmail.com, chelseasoccerclub.org

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Fine Arts Fun Learning

525 McKinley

(765) 720-7373

Home-based preschool and child care with focus on fine arts for ages 4-6 during school year. Summer camps for ages 4-12. School year hours Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with half-day and 2-3 days/week options. Camps offered June & Aug. sharonmbroyles@gmail.com, fineartsfunlearning.com

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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

1671 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor

(734) 714-5140

Six age divisions for girls ages 5-18. Develops girl leadership through activities that include career exploration, STEM, camp/outdoor programs, and community service. Call to volunteer, join, or start a troop. gshom@gshom.org, gshom.org