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).

Kindergarten schedule options are M-F full day or M-F half-day

Rates and scheduling options


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. We strive to create a supportive community where children’s own growth and strengths can be expanded and provide them with the skills and independence to succeed as they grow as individuals.

Community Day Care’s preschool curriculum plan is based on the belief that children learn best through active play and exploration in a stimulating environment. Children are given many opportunities to engage in free-choice activities that encourage developmental growth in the following areas: social/emotional, cognitive, language and dramatic play, gross and fine motor skills, creative art and music.

Preschool Enrollment

Registration for our preschool programs is all completed online. Please call first (734) 761-7101, to make sure there is space for your child to attend! We love to give tours and meet with potential families to make sure our center is a good match for your family.

Enroll Here

Kindergarten 2022/23

CDC kindergarten is a play-based and inquiry-based program that heavily focuses on nature, art, and social/emotional development. CDC's kindergarten class uses HighScope's play-based curriculum framework in addition to kindergarten literacy and math programs. Full-day or half-day schedules available. Tuition for Kindergarten is the same as preschool. For more information email:

Kindergarten Programming

Lessons are planned based on children's interests, inquiries, and observations and are hands-on and experiential in nature. We spend ample time outdoors exploring the beautiful hiking trails, pond, outdoor classrooms, and play areas on campus. Long-term art, science, gardening, and STEM projects are an integral part of our model. With small ratios (max of 10 children), individualized and small group instruction is woven into our daily schedule.


Administrative Office: (734) 680-5282
Current Hours (adjusted for COVID): 7:45AM - 5:00PM


Scholarship Information

If you think you may qualify for financial assistance to help with the cost of preschool or kindergarten, we encourage you to apply or contact us for more information and to talk about your options. 



Scholarship award amounts will depend upon each applicant’s childcare schedule and fees. Scholarships are designed to pay a portion of the total childcare cost for each child. The parent(s) is expected to pay the remaining portion. A payment must be received prior to awarding the scholarship. Scholarships are paid out every three months to ensure all families have equal opportunity to apply. A reduction of childcare hours will reflect a change in the scholarship awarded. If a family is three (3) months in arrears, attendance will be discontinued until the past due payment is made.


To qualify, applicants must be employed and/or enrolled in school or a job training program (includes local community colleges, technical programs, high school completion, etc.). Undergraduate students with a proven history of low-income attending four-year academic institutions may be eligible. Graduate students are not eligible. In order to qualify, we request that applicants also contact Child Care Network (CCN) about financial assistance as well as the local Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine eligibility for their Child Daycare Program .



Fees for families with lower incomes are LIMITED and available on a first come first serve basis determined by date of receipt of documentation as well as the needs of the family. The Scholarship Committee reviews every case and determines eligibility.