Why the Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative Work is Important

Recent brain science and research leave no doubt that positive early childhood development prevents often intractable later problems.

Prenatal brain development, and development in the first year of life, are more rapid and advanced than previously suspected. (Carnegie Task Force on Meeting the Needs of the Young Child, Starting Points)

Children who receive high quality early childhood education, compared with those who have not, are less frequently identified for special education services, complete a higher level of schooling, and as adults, have higher monthly incomes, more home ownership, fewer arrests and utilize a lower percentage of social services. (HighScope Perry Preschool Project)

From an economic perspective, investing in early childhood education saves society money in the long term by preventing many later social and health problems. The High/Scope Perry Preschool Project's longitudinal study has estimated that quality early childhood education programs can save society $17 for every dollar invested—as a result of savings in education and social expenditures, combined with gains in productivity.(HighScope Perry Preschool Project)

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