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Full Day Child Care Programs

Infant/Toddler Early Learning and Care  &  Full Day Preschool 

Infant and Toddler  Full Day 2
For children 6 weeks old to 3 years old  and  children 3 years old to 5 years old

Our Full Day Preschool and Infant/Toddler staff work closely with parents and their child to establish and maintain cooperative relationships. Prior to enrollment, visits are required in order to help the staff and families get to know each other. While children attend, ongoing communication with parents continues.  All programs are licensed and teachers are qualified by the State of Michigan to teach young children. Teachers and assistants participate in 16 hours of professional development each school year.


Infant and Toddler Program

Families in need of care for very young children (6 weeks to 3 years old) can enroll in our Infant/Toddler program located at the Community Education Center. Activities that match the developmental needs of the child are ongoing throughout the day. Infants and toddlers receive gentle care, nurturing and support as they explore and interact with caregivers, other children and playthings. Routines such as feeding, sleeping, and changing are a part of the daily routine and take place in a relaxed, age appropriate manner.

Full Day Preschool

Full Day Preschool (3 years to 5 years old) is available at three locations in the school district (Duncan, Messmore & Community Education Center). Children are welcomed into inviting classrooms by experienced, caring teachers. The classroom environment provides learning opportunities throughout the day. Children interact with each other and teachers during free choice, small and large group activities. Literacy and math skills are introduced and practiced in all activity areas including art, music, housekeeping, story time and block play. Teachers use Creative Curriculum and Michigan Department of Education Standards to guide their observations, assessments and planning.

Registration and Tuition

Registration fee:  $65/child or $90/family when enrolling 2 or more children

Tuition is charged weekly based on full or half day schedules and is due no later than Monday of the week of attendance

Minimum attendance:  2 full days or 3 half days  

Please call individual sites for additional information. 

Registration Packet
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Tuition Rates

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Early Childhood Information & Tuition Payments

Phone: (586) 797-4660 or (586) 797-6983

Locations  & Hours
3 convenient locations throughout the district:

  • Duncan Early Childhood Center (26 Mile & Schoenherr)
  • Messmore Elementary School (19 Mile & Van Dyke)
  • Community Education Center (17 Mile & Dodge Park)
Monday through Friday: 7am-6pm
(All program locations and times are subject to change.)

Year round programs
(at select sites)
Duncan Early Childhood Center
14500 26 Mile Road Shelby Township MI 48315  
Cassie Green, Full Day Preschool Director  
Phone (586) 797- 4652

Messmore Elementary School  
8742 Dill Drive Sterling Heights, MI 48312  
Denise Sey, Full Day Preschool Director  
Phone (586) 797-5611
Community Education Center 
38901 Dodge Park Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Kathleen Kasier, Infant/Toddler & Full Day Preschool Director  
Phone (586) 797- 6979

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