Preschool & Kindergarten
1611 Westminster Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Preschool Scheduling and Tuition
There are several preschool scheduling options to choose from (as space allows).
Please note: Below is sliding scale based on income. In order to be considered for reduced tuition as outlined on the sliding scale, families must apply for scholarship/financial assistance.
Kindergarten schedule options are M-F full day or M-F half-day
About the Preschool Program
We have two preschool locations: CDC House, located in lower Burns Park, and CDC Forest, on the southwest side of Ann Arbor. Our preschools are for children 2 ½ through 5 years. Our preschool used play-based learning, mixed aged settings and choice based programming. Both school locations use the Highscope approach and value an environment where children can explore and expand their developmental knowledge by directing their own play.
CDC is conscious of the racial disparities and inequitable practices across all layers of our society and our unique positions of impact and reach as early childhood educators. We have a responsibility to examine inequities and disparities in our own practices and to take action to ensure that all children and families, including those from historically marginalized groups, have equitable access and a sense of inclusion and belonging in our programs.
In light of these priorities and the limited space available, priority is given to current CDC preschool families and families that have been historically excluded from access to childcare (e.g. low-income families, single caretaker families, families of color). Registrations are not accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the case it is needed, a lottery is conducted for remaining spaces.
If you're interested in receiving enrollment information, please complete this interest form. Enrollment information is sent out in January for the upcoming school year.
Administrative Office: (734) 680-5282
Hours: 7:45AM - 5:00PM
Tuition Assistance Information
For the 2023/24 school year, ramilies with household income of $81,621 or less may qualify for financial assistance, as available, to help with the cost of tuition. We have a sliding scale based on income. In order to be considered for reduced tuition as outlined on the sliding scale, families must apply for scholarship/financial assistance.
During the open enrollment window, families interested applying for tuition assistance must first submit an application for care, then an application for financial assistance. Both of these applications can be found in our secure portal button below.