1611 Westminster Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Our Preschool, CDC House, located in lower Burns Park, was founded in 1972. In the fall of 2018, we expanded our preschool reach to a second campus, CDC Forest, on the southwest side of Ann Arbor. Our preschools educate children 2 ½ through 5 years. It is a mixed aged, choice based, NAEYC accredited school. The program uses the Highscope approach and values 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.
Registration for our preschool programs is now 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.
(Preschool Health Form MUST be completed 30 days from start date.)
CDC offers a number of scheduling options, including: full time, whole days, mornings, mornings with lunch, and afternoons (“PM enrichment”). Whole and half days may be combined in a week, space permitting. Attendance schedules may be subject to certain minimum enrollment requirements; consult CDC staff for details.
PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY
You 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. You must contact your local Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine your eligibility for their Child Daycare Program as well as Child Care Network (CCN).
PRESCHOOL SLIDING SCALE
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility will be based upon both an income and asset evaluation. To receive financial aid, the applicant must pass the income test and have available assets of less than $20,000. For the purpose of this test, available assets should include all assets with the following exclusions: primary home, second home/vacation home, personal automobiles (one per family member of driving age), personal property (i.e. jewelry, computers, etc.), and retirement savings (401k, IRA, etc.).
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.
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.