Dearborn Public Schools wants to be partners with our parents, and that includes offering programs that help meet their needs for childcare and free and paid preschool.

Registration has started for Summer Adventure Camp.  This childcare is open for children who are at least 3 (and completely toilet learned) through age 12.  

The camp at Snow Elementary School, includes morning and afternoon snack, (must bring your own bagged lunch), science activities, music, life skills, arts & crafts, dance, sports, reading, daily swimming and more! A minimum of 12 days of attendance is required.

This year’s Summer Adventure Camp theme is “Oh the Places You Will Go – Traveling the World.”  Students will experience the world through culture, food, art, dance, literature and sports by “visiting” a different country or region each week from June 19 through Aug. 16.

To learn more, contact our Early Childhood Programs at (313) 827-8350.  Tuition-based childcare and preschool programs are open to all children in Dearborn and surrounding communities.  You do not have to be a district resident to participate in those activities.

Dearborn also offers parents options for both paid and free preschool.

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a free state-funded preschool for families with qualifying income and additional risk factors in the home.  Classrooms are at Cotter Early Childhood Center; Becker, Long, McCollough, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, Salina, Whitmore-Bolles and William Ford elementary schools; and Salina Intermediate.  Students must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2019 to apply.  Contact (313) 827-6150 to learn more.

The district also offers several paid preschool options from full-time childcare to part-day preschool.

Part-day preschool is offered at DuVall, Long and Haigh.  All day preschool/childcare is offered at Snow and Long elementary schools. Montessori preschool is available at Howe School on the Dearborn Heights Campus.  All those programs are also under our Early Childhood Programs. Contact (313) 827-8350 to learn more.

Kids Club before and after school childcare during the school year is offered at DuVall, Haigh, Howard, Howe, Lindbergh, Long, Snow and Whitmore Bolles. Howe also serves STEM Middle School students, and Haigh also serves Divine Child and Bryant Middle School.