2017 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide
If you have a child who will be 3-5 this fall, it is time to start looking for preschools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our 2017-2018 Ann Arbor Preschool Guide is sponsored by Apple Garden Playschools. Thank you also to the Preschools who purchased upgraded listings.
Preschool Guide Sponsored by Apple Playschools
The curriculum at Apple Playschool’s preschools and kindergartens is Reggio-inspired and anti-bias. Their philosophy is that children have many ways of expressing themselves and learn best when connecting new information to their interests through play.
At Apple Playschool’s the teachers are co-learners and collaborators. They constantly learn about their students and best practices in early education through documentations, reflection, and ongoing professional development.
The Apple Playschool’s organization supports feminist business practices and social justice through community events and partnerships, continuing education classes, and scholarship programs.
Apple Playschools programs includes Green Apple Garden Lower (2664 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor), Green Apple Garden Upper (511 Miller Rd, Ann Arbor), and Manzanitas Spanish Immersion Playschool (2626 Packard St, Ann Arbor).
Gather Preschool Infromation
There are several upcoming events to help you start your preschool search. Mark your calendar for the Ann Arbor District Library’s Preschool Expo on Sunday, January 29 at the Downtown Branch. The Preschool Expo starts at 1p and ends at 4p. First Steps is holding a Choosing a Preschool seminar on Tuesday, January 31 from 6:30-8p. While preschools won’t be present at the seminar, it will give you tips on what to look for in a preschool.
In choosing a preschool, it is also good time to consider what features are important to you.
- What schedule works best for your family/child?
- Is a Cooperative Preschool with Parental involvement important?
- What educational philosophy do you want – Play Based, Reggio-Emilia, Montessori, etc.
- What facilities are important to you
The preschools on our list vary from a traditional preschool offering half-day programs a few days a week to programs that have options include full work day hours for working parents.
Ann Arbor Preschool Listings
Thank you to our Preschool Guide Sponsors. They are listed below with an image and a full listing. Would you like your preschool to be listed in the Preschool Guide or to be upgraded to a Featured listing? Email us for more information.
Ann Arbor Preschool Open Houses
Attending an Open House is one of the best ways to learn about a preschool. For convenience, we have a list of upcoming preschool open houses & other events.
August 13, 2017
|Play Day and Open House at Elements Preschool for Natural Learning, Ann Arbor Michigan|
August 19, 2017
|Stone School Cooperative Preschool Open House
My daughter attended Stone School Cooperative Preschool. We loved the school and definitely recommend it. Even at 6th grade, she is still friends with SSCP classmates...
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