Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) programs. Please visit the Applications page to submit applications online and the Tuition and Fees page for our program rates and the tuition calculator.

If you have any additional questions about the ECEC programs, please feel free to call the Center at 313-593-5424.

Toddler/Preschool

    The ECEC enrolls approximately 220 children per school year beginning with currently enrolled children.  All interested families are asked to complete an application to be placed on a wait list until enrollment for current families is completed.  Please note that completing a wait list application does not guarantee enrollment for the upcoming school year.  Enrollment is based on availability.

    If our program is full before we reach your designated enrollment period, your application will remain on the wait list to be contacted in the event of cancellations.  If there are no cancellations, your application will remain on the wait list for the next school year.

    If you do not come in person to schedule your child by the end of the enrollment period for this year, your application will be removed from the wait list and you will be asked to reapply for future enrollment.  


    2015-2016 Enrollment Timetable

    Specific enrollment dates are set for the wait list based on ECEC enrollment priority.  Families may enroll IN PERSON at the ECEC office on the dates specified for their category or any time thereafter during scheduled enrollment days.  Families will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis during their enrollment week.  If multiple families show up at the same time, you will be assigned numbers in order of arrival. 

     

    Please bring with you:

    • Deposit of $375 part-time / $750 full-time (cash, check or credit card accepted)
    • Copy of your child's birth certificate or proof of age
    • Copy of your child's immunization record

    Please be prepared to do the following on enrollment day:

    • Choose your child's schedule based on availability (you may want to have a second choice ready in case your first choice is not available)
    • Fill out an online Child Info/Emergency Card (include's doctor's address/phone, people who are allowed to pick up your child)
    • Fill out an online Intake Form (includes medical/special needs info, your child's likes/dislikes and behaviors)
    • Meet with our business manager for a tuition estimate and to review the Financial Agreement.

    Failure to bring the required documentation may result in a delay in enrollment.

     

    Currently Enrolled Children

    February 2 - March 27, 2015

    ONLINE ENROLLMENT ONLY.
    Wait List - UM-Dearborn Faculty/Staff & Students

    Faculty/Staff must show proof of UM-Dearborn employment
    by presenting a current UM-Dearborn ID card at the
    time of enrollment.

    Students must show proof of enrollment at UM-Dearborn
    by presenting a copy of their Fall 2015 student registration
    at the time of enrollment or
    by May 1, 2015.
    March 30 - April 3, 2015

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    IN PERSON ENROLLMENT ONLY.
    Wait List - Siblings of Currently Enrolled Children April 6 - April 10, 2015

    ONLINE OR IN PERSON ENROLLMENT.

    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Wait List - Oakwood CEF Families & UM-D Alumni

    Families will receive Oakwood CEF family status if their
    child receives therapy at CEF or if a sibling receives therapy
    at CEF. This status will be verified through the CEF office.

    UM-D Alumni must show proof of Alumni status by
    presenting a copy of their diploma or final transcript that
    shows their degree. Families who have had a child
    previously attend the ECEC will also be given Alumni status.
    April 13 - April 17, 2015

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    IN PERSON ENROLLMENT ONLY.
    Wait List - Community

    Families who do not fit into the categories listed
    above are considered "Community"
    families.
    April 20 - April 24, 2015

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    IN PERSON ENROLLMENT ONLY.
    Open Enrollment (if openings are still available)

    Anyone who has not previously applied to the
    wait list is welcome, including walk-in enrollment.

    PLEASE CALL 313-593-5424 PRIOR TO COMING INTO THE OFFICE

    TO MAKE SURE AN ENROLLMENT ASSISTANT IS AVAILABLE.
    April 27, 2015 until FULL

    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    IN PERSON ENROLLMENT ONLY.

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2015 to enroll in the UM-Dearborn ECEC Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. To learn more about the UM-Dearborn ECEC Kindergarten, please call 313-593-5424 to schedule a tour.