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: tuition for the 2023/2024 school year has not yet been determined. Tuition grid below is for the current school year which ends in August 2023.
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 will be conducted for remaining spaces.
CDC is currently accepting preschool and kindergarten/Young 5s applications for the 2023-2024 school year for both current and new families. The registration window is open from January 31st through March 1, before directors begin to accept and approve applications. Confirmations will be sent no later than April 10, 2023.
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: Beth@communitydaycareinc.org
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 - 5:00PM
Tuition Assistance Information
Families with household income of $77,000 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.
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.