Dexter – 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;, or visit to search a database of licensed family and group homes.

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Dexter Co-op Preschool

8260 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor

(734) 426-2491

Morning (8:30-11 a.m.) and afternoon (noon-2:30 p.m.) & 4 during school year, Sept.-May. Class for 3 yr. olds meets Mon. & Thurs.; class for 4 yr. olds meets Tues., Wed., & Fri. Call for rates. Adult-child ratio 1:4.

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Dexter Community Aquatic Club

Year-round swimming club open to all ages and ability levels. trains at Dexter Community Pool, 3060 Kensington, and/or Dexter High School Pool, 2200 N. Parker. Participates in USA swimming and WISC leagues. Dexter residency not required. See website or email for schedule.

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Dexter Community Education School Age Child Care

2704 Baker (Bates School)

(734) 424-4180, ext. 1302

After-school care until 6:00 p.m. ($16/day) at Bates School (grades Y5-6). Anchor, Beacon, and Wylie students (grades Y5-4) are walked to Bates after school. Creekside (grades 5 and 6) students ride a bus to the bus hub and walk to Bates. Special care program days are offered on scheduled no-school days.,

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Dexter Little League

PO Box 67, Dexter 48130

Co-ed leagues for ages 5-12 include T-ball, coach pitch baseball and softball, minor and major league baseball and softball.,

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Dexter Youth Football League

PO Box 394, Dexter 48130

Fall season: Tackle football and cheer program for children entering grades 3-6. Flag football for children in grades 1 & 2. Spring season: Flag football for children in grades 1-8. Summer camps. No tryouts.,

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Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan

(734) 712-5640

3075 Clark #101, Ypsilanti

After-school running and healthy living program for girls in grades 3-8. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include coaching (March-May and Sept-Nov) and 5k support committee (Jan.-May). Other opportunities available throughout the year.,

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Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center

Dexter Community Schools. Child care and preschool for ages 6 wks.-4 yrs. Director Gina Benson. Full- or part-time, 2, 3, or 5 days/week. See website for rates, hours, and age groups. Also, all day Great Start Readiness Program for low- to medium income families.,

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Kidsland Montessori School

2870 Baker

(734) 424-0113

Infant care (6 wks.-18 mos.), toddler care (18 mos.-3 yrs.), and preschool/kindergarten (3-6 yrs.). Adult-to-child ratio: infants and toddlers 1:4; preschool and kindergarten 1:8-1:10. Before- and after-school care for school-age children 5-12 yrs.). Call for rates.,

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Michigan Thunder FC

For age 7 and up, Michigan Thunder FC runs rec and competitive programs through Dexter Community Education. Tryouts in mid-June.,

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Morning Star Child Care

Ages 8 wks.-12 yrs. Infant, toddler, full- and half-day preschool, developmental kindergarten. Before- and after-school care for school-age children including full-day programs during holidays and school breaks. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer camp for ages 5-12. See website for rates.,