Centers listed care for 13 or more children and are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS).
Registration: 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 87 active, licensed day care family homes (for 6 or fewer children) and group homes (for up to 12 children). Contact the Child Care Network (975-1480, childcarenetwork.org) for information.
Allergies: Many centers have food allergy programs. Contact providers.Key
V: Center offers before- and/or after-school care for elementary students (some also provide transportation-call to ask).
B.A.: All teachers hold at least a bachelor's degree in child development or 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.
All rates are as of June 2012.
Full-day, half-day, and part-time preschool program for age 4 (by Dec. 1) at Allen (2, F7) and Thurston (20, G3) elementary schools. $355-$819/month. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For free public schools programs for eligible families, see Part-Time & Co-op Programs. aareced.com/reced.childcare/tuition_preschool V, BA
Child care for age 2 1/2-grade 4. After-school care for K-4; after-school activities for grades 5-8. Sports and fitness activities. Transportation from AA schools. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:15. $50-$185/week; lower for Y members. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp. Scholarships available; MDHS payment assistance accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org, annarborymca.org BA, NAEYC, 60, D5
Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Music program. Adult-child ratio 1:3-1:10. $1,175/month (infant/toddler); $960/month (preschool). 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. email@example.com, anniescc.com BA 61, D4
Day care for ages 6 weeks-7 years. Multi-age preschool and pre-K for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:8. $920-$1,125/month. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, anniescc.com V 62, G7
Infant/toddler care, preschool, and full-day kindergarten for children 6 weeks-9 years. Music and dance programs. Transportation available to/from Dexter and Ann Arbor schools. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:10. Year round, $920-$1,125/month. 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. email@example.com, anniescc.com V BA, 63, A5
Full- and part-time care and preschool for newborn-6 years. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; special arrangements for non-traditional schedules. Adult-child ratio 1:4. Infant $245/week ($175 part time), others $235/week ($175 part time). firstname.lastname@example.org, bosworthpreschool.com V BA, Drop-In, 64, D4
Day care and kindergarten for ages 8 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:6. Full-day 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ($45-$60/day); half-day 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ($37-$52/day); part time ($32-$47, minimum 2 days/week). Transportation to/from local schools. Summer program for ages 6-11. Intern program for students in grades 6-9, who assist teachers. Call for fees. childrenscreativecenter.org V BA, 65, C5
Preschool for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:12. Full-day 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $297/week for infants and toddlers, $245/week for preschool, $241/week for pre-K. Half-day care $230/week for infants and toddlers, $192/week for preschool, $187/week for pre-K. email@example.com, childtime.com 66, H3
Day care and preschool for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Runs school-age child care for elementary school children at Ann Arbor Learning Center, Lawton Elementary, and Burns Park Elementary. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer program for post-kindergarten through pre-sixth grade children. Sliding-scale fees; see website. firstname.lastname@example.org, communitydaycareinc.org V BA, Drop-In (for enrolled children), NAEYC, 68, E6
Eighty-eight students in preschool and kindergarten. Ages 33 months & up. Adult-child ratio 1:10 for preschool; 1:12 for kindergarten. Teachers Montessori certified. Preschool: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $10,740; 8:30-11:30 a.m. $7,540. Kindergarten: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $11,525. Open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Young 5's kindergarten for children who are kindergarten age but need a year to prepare for kindergarten; 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (stay for lunch) $11,132; half day $8,882.
Offers enrichment programs before and after school and summer programs. email@example.com, daycroft.org V BA, 69, D7
Preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:8. $54/day, $34-39/half day. Summer camp. firstname.lastname@example.org, thediscoverycenterpreschool.com BA, NAEYC, 70, B5
Preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 1/2-6. Adult-child ratio 1:8. Most head teachers Montessori certified. Full-time 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., school-day 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., and half-day sessions. Summer programs. doughtymontessori.com V BA, NAEYC, 71, D5
Child care, preschool, and programs for ages 6 weeks-school age children. Summer 2013 rates: infants $185/week, toddlers $170/week, preschool and young 5's $150/week, and school age $155/week; sibling discount for all ages. Rates beginning Sept. 2013: infants $205/week, toddlers $190/week, preschool $170/week, and school age $175/week. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time care available; see website for prices. Can accommodate hourly rate. email@example.com, childcare.org Drop-in, 72, A8
Montessori preschool and kindergarten for ages 3-6 with interdenominational Christian classrooms. Teachers Montessori certified. Half-day preschool 8:45-11:30 a.m. $7,480/year. Extended-day preschool 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., $8,300/year. Full-day kindergarten 8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m. $11,630/year. Adult-child ratio 1:10. Extended care 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer programs. firstname.lastname@example.org, golikethewind.com V TT, 74, I2
Full-, half-day, and part-time child care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-3 years. Teachers Montessori certified. Adult-child ratio 1:4. $69/full day, $56/half day, $62.50/extended day. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. email@example.com, golikethewind.com 74, I2
Ages 12 months to 12 years, toddler program, preschool program, summer camps, and before/afterschool care. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See website for rates. greenapplegarden.org. V Drop-in (for enrolled children),75, B3
Montessori preschool and kindergarten for children 6 weeks-6 years. Teachers are Montessori certified. Accredited by the American Montessori Society and Michigan Montessori Society. Adult-child ratio 1:10 (kindergarten), 1:4 (toddler), and 1:8 (primary #1). 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, greenhousemontessoriannarbor.com V BA, TT, 76, G3
Full and part-time programs for ages 3 months-11 years. Before- and after-school and summer programs for school-age children. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. email@example.com V BA, NAEYC, 83, E2
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Child care for ages 3 months-3 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org BA, NAEYC, 78, C5
Full- and part-time programs for ages 3 months-11 years. Before- and after-school programs and summer programs for school-age children. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. email@example.com V BA, NAEYC, 82, B6
Full- and part-time child care for ages 3 months-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org BA, NAEYC, 80, B6
Child care, full- and half-day preschool program, after-school care for kindergartners and school age; summer camp for ages 5-7. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Amanda.email@example.com V BA, NAEYC, 77, C5
Child care for ages 3 months-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org BA, NAEYC, 79, C6
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 1:4-1:8. 7:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. email@example.com V BA, NAEYC, 81, E2
Morning preschool, and full-, half-day, and part-time child care for ages 2 months-5 years (2, 3, or 5 days/week). Adult-child ratio 1:3-1:7. Full-time care $1,296/month for infants and toddlers, $1,015/month for ages 3-5 years. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, jccannarbor.org BA, NAEYC, 84, E7
Day care, preschool, and enrichment programs for ages 6 weeks-12 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:18. Infants & toddlers $291/week, ages 3-4 $238/week. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. email@example.com, kindercare.com Drop-in, 85, G6
Infant and toddler day care and preschool for ages 3 months-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4 (infants and toddlers), 1:8 (preschool). 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for tuition. firstname.lastname@example.org 86, D8
Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratio: 1:4-1:10. $250/week infants, $225/week preschool. Partial week $60/day infants, $55/day preschool, minimum 2 days. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp for ages 6-12. email@example.com, littleangelsannarbor.com 86, H8
Focuses on High Scope Curriculum, with opportunities for problem-solving and creativity. Infants-2 1/2 years $255/week or $61/full day; preschool for ages 2 1/2-5 $205/week or $45/full day. Half day rates for infants-preschoolers: $35 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and $31 (12:30-5:30 p.m.) littlebluepreschool.com 88, D4,
Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-kindergarten. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Minimum 2 days/week. Call for fees. Summer programs available for ages 6 weeks-7 years. littlefolkscorner.com V 89, A3
Child care for ages 6 weeks-12 years. Preschool and kindergarten for ages 2 1/2-5. Affiliated with Seventh-Day Adventist Church; nondenominational Christian learning programs. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:12. $185/week for ages 2 1/2 & over, $230/week for infants. Part-time care available. Summer program. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, littlelambnursery.org V Drop-In (for siblings of enrolled students only) 90, F7
Day care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. Infants/toddlers $215/week, preschool $175/week, pre-K $170/week. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Part-time care for age 18 months & over. Summer program. email@example.com, littlepeoplesuniv.com V Drop-in, 91, G7
Preschool and day care 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 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call for fees. stlittlesaints.com V BA, NAEYC, TT, 92, D4
Ages 2 1/2-12 years. Preschool, summer camps, and before/afterschool care. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Part-time and drop-in care available for enrolled students. See website for rates. firstname.lastname@example.org, manzanitas.org Drop-in 94, D4
Ages 2 weeks-elementary students. Bilingual preschool and daycare. After-school childcare available for kindergarteners and elementary students. Age-based curriculum programs. Adult-child ratio 1:2-1:6. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for rates. email@example.com, mayschineseschool.com V, BA 93, F7
Montessori preschool and kindergarten for ages 3 & over; includes Arabic language and Islamic studies. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten $5,050; grades 1-12 $4,600; sibling discounts. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, mia-aa.org TT, 95, F3
Montessori school and preschool for ages 2 1/2-6. Adult-child ratio 1:7. $200/week full day, $95/week half day. Chinese language programs available. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. email@example.com V BA, NAEYC, 96, F2
Full-day program Sept.-June. Director Peggy Yenor. Adult-child ratio 1:8. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Children must be age 4 by Dec. 1 to enroll for school year. Call for scholarship information and fees. firstname.lastname@example.org, ewmacademyk12.org V BA, TT, 97, G8
Montessori pre-primary school and kindergarten for ages 3-6. Spanish and music programs. Adult-child ratio 1:10. Teachers have Montessori training. $498-$805/month for care 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Before- and after-school care $1,750/year or $5.50/hour, 7:30-8:30 a.m. & 3-6 p.m. Summer programs. email@example.com, oaktrails.org BA, TT, 98, I1
Day care and Montessori preschool and kindergarten for infants-6 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:10. Teachers Montessori certified. Reggio Emilia-inspired program. $1,200/month for infants and toddlers, $970/month for toilet-trained 3 years & over. Half-day care $750/month for infants and toddlers, $600/month for 3-6 years. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer day camp. firstname.lastname@example.org, peachtreeschool.com BA, Drop-in, NAEYC, 99, D4
Day care and preschool for children ages 3-5. Specializing in low-income and single-parent families. Adult-to-child ratio 1:8. Sliding fees based on income. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. email@example.com, perrynurseryschool.org BA, NAEYC, TT, 100, G7
Child care with a Christian base for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratio 1:7. $44/day for child care. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer care. stpaulannarbor.org BA, 101, H5
Preschool and child care with Christian emphasis. Adult-child ratio 1:6. $44/day for preschool (ages 2 1/2-5). $48/day for infants and toddlers. 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. stpaulannarbor.org B.A., NAEYC, 102, D5
Child care with a Christian emphasis for ages 6 weeks-3 years. Adult-child ratio 1:3. $48/day. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. stpaulannarbor.org 103, D5
Child care and preschool for ages 6 weeks-6 years. $260/week infants and toddlers, $225/week preschool and pre-K. 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Half day available. firstname.lastname@example.org, stonycreekpreschool.com V Drop-in (enrolled children only) BA, 104, A4
Preschool and child care for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:6. Offers art, Spanish, Kindermusik. $42/day for full-time (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), $27/day for half-time (9 a.m.-noon). Before- and after-hours care available for $3/half hour 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Summer camp for ages 2 1/2-7. email@example.com, sunshinespecialstudio.com V BA, Drop-in, NAEYC, 105, A7
Child care, preschool, kindergarten, and summer camp for ages 6 weeks-12 years. Adult-child ratios 1:4-1:18. Full time 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $288/week for newborn-2 1/2 years, $260/week for ages 2 1/2-3, $235/week for preschool, and $227/week for kindergarten. Part time available. Transportation for after-school programs and field trips. firstname.lastname@example.org, tutortime.com V Drop-In, 106, C7
Day care and preschool for newborns-5 years. Adult-child ratios 1:3-1:8. Open to the public (waiting list for enrollment; priority to UMHS staff, faculty, and students). $602-$1,516/month. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Care available when schools closed. Summer camp for school children; theater arts camp for ages 7-14. email@example.com, med.umich.edu/ccc NAEYC, 107, F4
Full week and part week options available for children age 3 months to kindergarten. Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Adult-child ratios 1:3 to 1:8, depending on age. Priority given to those affiliated with U-M. Open year round. hr.umich.edu/childcare 108, F5
Full-time care for infants and toddlers 3-30 months; adult-child ratio 1:3. Full-day preschool for ages 2 1/2-5; adult-child ratio 1:9. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Waiting list; priority to U-M affiliates. Summer camp for grades K-5. hr.umich.edu/childcare BA, 109, F3
Child care for ages 2 weeks-5 years. Adult-child ratio 1:4 for infants and toddlers, 1:8 for preschoolers. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Half-day programs available. Call for fees. firstname.lastname@example.org, vineyardchildren.org BA, Drop-In (enrolled children only), 110, H6
Day care and preschool for ages 18 months-5 years for children of WCC students and staff only. Adult-child ratios 1:4, 1:7, and 1:8. Students $3/hour; staff $4/hour. Discounts: 15 percent for 2nd child, 10 percent for 30 hours or more. Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed when WCC classes not in session. email@example.com NAEYC, 111, H6