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Nursery and Preschool Program

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Three and four year old 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 the Creative Curriculum and Michigan Department of Education Standards to guide their observations, assessments, and planning.  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.

2020-21 School Year

Phone in registration begins February 25, 2020, for new in district residents. 
Please reference the Early Childhood Registration Brochure for your phone in time.

2020-21 Early Childhood Registration Brochure

Call 586-797-6988


Preschool and Nursery classes are offered at the Early Childhood Center at Duncan Elementary and Elementary Schools throughout the district.

For locations and times, click on the Registration Brochure.
All program times and locations are subject to change.


Nursery - 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2020 
(or December 1, 2020 with waiver) 
Preschool - 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2020 
(or December 1, 2020 with waiver) 

All children must be toilet trained, without diapers or pull-ups.

Please contact our Early Childhood Office to register.

Registration Fee:

UCS Residents:  $65.00 per child/$90 per family
Non Residents:  $110 per child/$135 per family

Registration fee and last months tuition are due at registration.

Proof of residency will be required the first day of class - driver license,current tax bill and/or lease agreement.

Please Note:  Registration paperwork will be available for download starting the second week in August.  Registered families will receive an email containing the link when it is available. 

Tuition Payment Schedule:

Please download a copy of the Early Childhood Registration brochure for tuition rates, as they vary based on the number of days per week/hours per day. The first month tuition is due no later than September 1st. The remaining 7 payments are due the first of the month October through April. Tuition must be paid on time throughout the school year.

(Late fee $25 / Credit Card decline $5 / NSF $25)

To register for automatic payments, please complete the Tuition Express Registration Form included in your child's registration packet and return in person or by mail to:  

Community Education Center 
Early Childhood Office
38901 Dodge Park Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Early Childhood  Information & Tuition Payments
Phone: (586) 797-4660 or (586) 797-6983   

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