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Childcare and Preschool Programs

Chelsea · Dexter · Saline

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A list of state-licensed child care centers. Home-based child care is also available. For information, contact the Child Care Network (734-975-1840 or (888-338-7656; info@childcarenetwork.org, childcarenetwork.org) or visit greatstarttoquality.org to search a database of licensed family and group homes.

Rates current as of Aug. 2019. Hours are Mon.-Fri.

Annie's Children's Center

211 Monroe [map]
(734) 944-8636

Ages 2 weeks-8 years. Adult-child ratio: infants, toddlers & junior preschool 1:4, preschool 1:10. 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Year-round full- and part-time care, or before- and after-school care available. Call for rates or a tour. anniesofsaline@gmail.com, anniessaline.com

Bemis Farms Day Care and Preschool

77 W. Bemis [map]
(734) 944-1709

Ages 6 weeks-5 years. Adult-child ratio: 6 wks-2 1/2 years 1:4, ages 2 1/2-3 1:8-1:10, ages 4 & over 1:10. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Before-school care & after-school care available. Extended care and summer camp program for grades K-6. Call for rates. Open year-round. andy@bemisfarmschildcare.com, bemisfarmschildcare.com

Children's Creative Learning Center

5939 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd [map]
(734) 429-9292

Year-round full-day and half-day care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young 5/pre-K. School-age before- and after-school care for grades K-4. Summer camp for grades K-5. Adult-child ratio: infants & toddlers 1:4, preschoolers & young 5's 1:8-1:12. Open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for a tour and rates. director@childrensclc.com, childrenscreativelearningcenter.com

Jellybean Daycare & Preschool

120 W. Willis [map]
(734) 429-2222

Preschool and infant/toddler programs for age 5 & younger. Preschool adult-child ratio 1:5. Infant/toddler adult-child ratio 1:3. Mixed-age classrooms. Homemade meals included. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. jellybeanpreschool@gmail.com, jellybeanpreschool.com

Lil' Saints Preschool

1200 N. Ann Arbor (First United Methodist Church) [map]
(734) 429-4528

Preschool for ages 2 1/2-5 in a nondenominational Christian environment. 9 a.m.-noon. $25/day. Extension option to 1:30 p.m. Adult-child ratio 1:6. Follows Saline public schools calendar. Contact for pricing. lilsaintsdirector@gmail.com, www.lil-saints.org

Little Star Preschool and Day Care

7265 N. Ann Arbor St. (Liberty School) [map]
734-429-8000 x4060

Full- and part-time care for infants-pre-kindergartners during the school year. Preschool and pre-kindergartner programs. Hot lunches through the Saline schools. Adult-child ratios: infants & toddlers 1:4, preschoolers and pre-kindergartners 1:10. 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Summer program. Call for rates. rajcarter@aol.com, littlestarpreschool.com

Northstar Montessori Preschool & Childcare

420 Russell [map]
(734) 944-9300

Ages 6 weeks-6 years. Adult-child ratio: 1:4 to 1:10. Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Before- and after-school care available for children up to 13 years of age. Open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer camps and academic enrichment programs year-round. Call for rates. northstarmontessoripreschool.com

Play and Learn Children's Place

440 W. Russell [map]
(734) 944-3456

Year-round full-time care for age 8 weeks-12 years. Adult-child ratios: infants & toddlers 1:3, preschoolers 1:6, older children 1:8. 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Before- and after-school care available. Contact for rates. playandlearnsaline@gmail.com, playandlearnsaline.com

Pooh Corner Preschool

7265 N. Ann Arbor St. (Liberty School) [map]
(734) 401-4063

Operated by Saline Community Education for children ages 3-5. Degreed teachers in early childhood education. Adult-child ratio 1:10. $85 registration fee. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $575/mo.; Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $355/mo.; Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m.-noon, $225/mo. Follows Saline public schools calendar. Children must be toilet trained. Also subsidized Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP). Mon.-Thurs. 1-4 p.m. salinecommunityed.com (click on Early Childhood Services-Pooh Corner).

Saline Area Schools Before- & After-School Care

7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd [map]
(734) 401-4031

For grades K-6. Operated at area schools by Saline Community Education. Adult-child ratio 1:18. For grades K-3: Harvest, Pleasant Ridge, and Woodland Meadows offer before-school care starting at 6:45 a.m., after-school care until 6 p.m. Registration fee $50/family. Mornings $8.50/day, afternoons $11/day. For grades 4-5: Heritage has before-school care starting at 6:45 a.m., after-school care until 6 p.m. Mornings $8.50/day, afternoons $11/day. Middle school students bused to Heritage for after-school care, $11/day. Additional programs offered on school breaks, half days, in-service days, and over the summer. Lee Saborio, program specialist, saboriol@salineschools.org, salinecommunityed.com

Saline Cooperative Preschool

6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. (Holy Faith Church; not affiliated) [map]
(734) 429-0685

Parents assist once or twice a month in class, have a job with the co-op, and a fund-raising quota. Adult-child ratio 1:4-1:6. 4-year-olds meet Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9-noon ($175/month); 3-year-olds meet Tues. & Thurs. 9-11:30 a.m. ($125/month). Play-based curriculum with award-winning teacher. scoopmembership@gmail.com, salinecoop.org

Washtenaw Christian Academy Preschool

7200 Moon [map]
(734) 429-7733

Morning and afternoon preschool for ages 2.5-5 (must be toilet trained); 3s preschool and 4s preschool (M-F, M/W/F, or T-Th spots available); young 5s (M-F full or half day slots available). Before and after school care for enrolled students in preschool-5th grade. Adult-child ratio 1:7 for 3 year olds; 1:8 for 4 & 5 year olds. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Contact for rates. jcummings@washtenawchristian.org, washtenawchristian.org

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