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). 

Tuition assistance is available, based on household income, as funds available. In order to be considered for reduced tuition, families must apply for scholarship/financial assistance. 

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

Tuition Information


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 uses 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.

Preschool Enrollment

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 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.

Priority is given to current CDC preschool families and families that have been historically excluded from access to childcare. Registrations are not accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

If you're interested in receiving enrollment information outside for the 2025/26 school year, please complete this interest form. Enrollment information is sent out in January for the upcoming school year.

Enrolling for 2024-2025 Preschool and Kindergarten/Young 5s. Call today for a tour!

Kindergarten/Young Fives

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/Young Fives 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
Hours: 7:45AM - 5:15PM


Tuition Assistance Information

Community Day Care participates in the Mi Tri-Share Program and the Michigan Child Development and Care Subsidy through MiBridges.

Families with household income of $81,621 or less may qualify for tuition assistance, as available. In order to be considered for reduced tuition, we encourage families to apply for scholarship/financial assistance. 

For more information, here are instructions as well as a preview of the application questions and required documentation. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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.