The child care centers listed accommodate 13 or more children and are licensed by the Michigan Department of Human Services. The list also includes in-house centers for organizations with staffs of 1,000 or more.
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.
In addition to the centers listed, Ann Arbor has 86 active, licensed day care family homes and group homes, (family homes care for 6 or fewer children; group homes provide care for up to 12 children). Contact the Child Care Network (see link below) for information.
V indicates that the center offers before- and/or after-school care for elementary students (some also provide transportation—call to ask). B.A. indicates that all teachers hold at least a bachelor’s degree in child development or a related field. Drop-In indicates that drop-in child care is available. NAEYC indicates the center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. TT indicates that children must be toilet trained. Many centers also have food allergy awareness programs. Contact the provider to ask about policies
Parent cooperative preschool. for ages 2 1/2 and up. Younger siblings welcome on parent workdays. Adult-child ratio 1:4. $191-$403/month over 10-month school year, depending on schedule. M-F 9 a.m.-noon; schedule matches AAPS school year. firstname.lastname@example.org, acornglen.org. TT
Weekly parent-infant groups for infants under age 1. Twice-weekly parent-toddler groups for ages 1-3; half-day preschool programs for ages 3-5; three-quarter day program for ages 5 & 6. Call or check website for fees. Scholarships available. email@example.com, allencreek.org BA, 112, B3
Half-day preschool and kindergarten for ages 3-5 with Christian emphasis. Three-year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 8:15-11:30 a.m. ($1,539/year); 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., Fri. 8:15-11:30 a.m. ($1,870/year); kindergartners meet Mon.-Fri. 8:15-11:45 a.m. ($4,452/year). Play-based aftercare for preschoolers and kindergartners Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, annarborchristian.org BA, TT, 113, D1
Co-op preschool for ages 3 & 4. Parents assist 2-3 times/month. Sibling nursery available. Open Sept.-late May. Classes meet Mon., Wed., & Fri.: 9:15-11:30 a.m. for age 3 and 12:45-3:15 p.m. for age 4. Adult-child ratio 1:4. $540/semester. Open house in early Feb. email@example.com, a2preschool.org BA, TT, 114, D5
Developmental program based on Piaget’s principles. Parent-toddler and “All by Myself” classes for ages 18 months-2 1/2 years, preschool for ages 2 1/2-5, morning or full-day kindergarten for ages 5 & 6, and a primary school through 2nd grade. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:7. Open Sept.-June, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Summer camp in June. firstname.lastname@example.org, aahcdc.com BA, 114, F6
Runs the Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program for children ages 3 & 4 who live in the Ann Arbor 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. Comprehensive early childhood programs and services for newborn-age 3. Ongoing enrollment. (For the AAPS tuition preschool, see Full-Time Programs, above) BA, NAEYC, 116, E7 preschool.a2schools.org
Half- or full-day (for ages 3 & 4) and full-day (for age 5 and 6) Montessori instruction with Spanish and music programs. Teachers Montessori certified. $789/month for toddlers half day, 8:15 a.m.-noon.; $998/month for toddlers full day, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $1,186/month for toddlers extended day, up to 5:30 p.m.; $680/month ages 3-6 half day; $980/month ages 3-6 full day; $980/month for kindergarten. Bambino program for ages 3 & 4 available part time with a yearlong commitment to two-four days a week; four days/week, $2,800/year; three days/week, $2,500/year; two days/week, $1,950/year (all in addition to half-day ages 3-6 rates). Summer day camp for ages 3-6. email@example.com,
cmsaa.org V BA, TT, 67, A4
Half-day preschool for ages 2 1/2-6. Adult-child ratio 1:7. Apply after Jan. 1 for care beginning in Sept. $30/half day. Open Sept.-June, Mon.-Fri. 8:45-11:45 a.m. & Tues.-Thurs. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Follows AAPS calendar. firstname.lastname@example.org, elcpreschool.com BA, NAEYC, TT, 117, G7
Co-op preschool for ages 3-young 5. Parents assist 3- and 4-year-olds 6-8 times/semester. Three-year-olds meet 9:15-11:30 a.m. Tues. & Thurs. ($600/year), adult-child ratio 1:5. Four-year-olds meet 9:15-11:30 a.m. Mon., Wed.,& Fri. ($880/year), adult-child ratio 1:5. Three- and four-year-old split class meets 12:30-3:15 p.m. Mon., Wed., & Fri. ($880/year), adult-child ratio 1:5. Young 5s meet 9 a.m.-noon Mon.-Fri. ($2,350/year), adult-child ratio 1:6 with no assistance required by parents. Scholarships available. info@FUMCNpreschool.org, FUMCNpreschool.org TT, 118, D4
Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5. Adult-child ratios 1:6-1:9. $28/day. 8:45-11:45 a.m. (older preschoolers) & 9 a.m.-noon (younger preschoolers) Mon.-Fri. (Options for 2-5 days). Closed in the summer119, F8
Preschool for ages 3-5; parents participate 6-8 days/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:4. Open Sept.-May. Three-year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 9:15-11:30 a.m. ($265/semester); 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9:15-11:30 a.m. ($375/semester); 5-year-olds meet Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 12:30-3 p.m. ($650/semester). email@example.com, glacierwaycoop.org BA, 120, C5
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. firstname.lastname@example.org V Drop-In, 121, G4
Before- and after-school care at many AAPS schools for grades K-5 (through grade 6 at Ann Arbor Open @ Mack). Also, some full-day programs when school is out of session, and weeklong minicamps during some school breaks. Flexible scheduling and scholarships available. Call for fees. www.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.childcare. V Drop-in (for enrolled children), TT, 122, D6
Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5; parents assist in class 5-9 times per semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Age 3 meets Tues. and Thurs. 9:15-11:30 a.m.; mixed-age class for ages 3 and 4 meets Tues. and Thurs. 1-3:15 p.m.; age 4 meets Mon., Wed., and Fri. 9:15-11:30 a.m.; and age 5 (pre-K) class meets Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 12:45-3:15 p.m. Tuition $70-$100/month. email@example.com, stoneschool.org BA, 123, F7
Preschool for 3- & 4-year-olds; parents assist in class 7-9 times/semester. Adult-child ratio 1:5. Open Sept.-May., 2 semesters/year. Three-year-olds meet Mon. & Wed. 9-11:30 a.m., $339/semester. Four-year-olds meet Tues., Thurs., & Fri. 9-11:30 a.m., $449/semester. Some tuition assistance. Open house in Feb. firstname.lastname@example.org, trianglecoop.org BA, 125, E5