Preschool and Childcare in Washtenaw County

Preschool helps children develop social skills, learn to play withBoy in circle frame friends, and build math and literacy skills that will support a smooth and successful launch into Kindergarten. Preschool can also provide you with a supportive community of teachers and parents to partner with in supporting your child’s development!  There are many childcare and preschool options that can meet the needs of all families! These may include tuition-based, low-cost, and free options. Even full day, half-day and wrap-around care for working families may be available.

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Did you know that a family of four making $83,250* might qualify for free or reduced cost preschool? Help Me Grow can assist you in navigating all these choices in your local community. Contact Help Me Grow today.

*This income applies to Washtenaw County ISD for the 2022-2023 school year pending state waiver approval.

The Washtenaw Quality Preschool Partnership is a collaboration of local school districts and community-based providers who offer State of Michigan (GSRP) and federally (Head Start) funded preschool services for low to moderate income families.

Children who attend a high quality program in the year or two before kindergarten are better prepared for school academically, socially, and emotionally.

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

ADA and Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311