Why Preschool?

Parenting Support

Support for your parenting comes in many different ways, and you should choose the form that most fits your needs. Some programs have no charge, others have a sliding fee, while others have a set cost. Some programs are focused around adult education, while others include your children in the activities (usually known as play groups). Support is available from pregnancy through when you child enters school. We encourage you to explore the different organizations.

First Steps Washtenaw

First Steps Washtenaw is available in each of the ten school districts in the county.  First Steps offers playgroups, home visits, developmental assessments, adult education opportunities and a variety of special programs depending on the school district.  Each program is accessible to everyone with either no fee or a sliding scale fee. Contact your local First Steps Program for more information and to explore their offerings.

Child Care Network

Child Care Network's mission is to promote the success of children, families and our community through quality child care education, advocacy, and family support. Child Care Network's primary services are to:

  • Help parents find child care through referrals to licensed child care sites
  • Provide parents with information and education about how to choose quality child care
  • Assist low-income families with the cost of licensed care
  • Provide training and support for early childhood professionals
  • Provide information, education and advocacy on issues affecting children's well being

Child Care Network can be reached at (800) 777-2861.

Great Start Parent Coalition

Washtenaw Success by 6 offers a parent support network that will send you age appropriate parenting information throughout your child's development from birth to kindergarten. You will receive periodical emails with parenting tips and information, and free events throughout Washtenaw County.

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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 CoordinatorADA 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