We are open and ready to welcome your child! In accordance with guidance from state and local directives, Glacier Hills YMCA Child Development Center is implementing enhanced safety and cleaning procedures to keep both staff and children as healthy as possible. All staff and children will be screened daily for temperature and queried about their health status. Teachers will wear masks in common areas, and parent/guardians must wear masks during pick up and drop off. Each child will have their own Ziploc bag of art supplies to reduce sharing and possible disease transmission.

We use the Creative Curriculum, which allows teachers to focus on the children’s learning interests while working on age-appropriate objectives for
development and learning. Daily planned lessons include centers and small groups focusing on creative expression, sensory experiences, language, writing
and literacy experiences, STEM topics and opportunities for age-appropriate physical activities 
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Where is the Glacier Hills YMCA CDC located?
The CDC is located on the beautiful campus of the Glacier Hills Senior Living Community Campus: 1200 Earhart Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Who is eligible to attend?
The Glacier Hills YMCA Child Development Center (CDC), has the capacity for 48-50 children total: infants through age 5.

What are the CDC’s hours of operation?
Hours of operation are 6:15 AM to 6:15 PM Monday through Friday.

Do you offer drop-in care? We do not offer drop-in care. However, for enrolled children, days in addition to their regular schedule may be added, based on availability.

How much notice would I need to give before withdrawing my child? We require a two-week notice before withdrawing your child.

Do you have an open-door policy for parents/guardians?  Yes. Parents/guardians are welcome to visit and pick up their child/ren at any point during the day. However, we do ask that you notify the staff to minimize disruption to our daily schedule.

Is there a snack or meal program? YES! All children receive breakfast,
mid-morning snack, lunch and mid-afternoon snack if they are present during the meal/snack time.

What happens if my child becomes ill while in school?  If your child becomes ill with any of the following – fever, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and/or severe coughing – parents/guardians will be contacted and must pick up their child within one hour.

What credentials do your teachers have?  All of our teachers meet at least the minimum requirements mandated by the state of Michigan.

What is the cost?
Full Time Rates (5 days/week, 6:15am – 6:15pm):
Pre-K (3.5 years – 5 years) $1090/month
Early Pre-K (2.5 years – 3.5 years) $1,120/month
Toddler (14 months – 2.5 years) $1,200/month
Infant (6 weeks-14 months) $1305

How often will I be billed? Billing is done monthly and must be paid in advance of services being provided.

Can the CDC accept payments from subsidizing agencies? Yes. Please speak with the Director to arrange the paperwork.

Do I have to pay for child care on days my child does not attend? Once we have a set schedule for your child, you will be billed for those days, regardless of your child’s actual attendance.

How do I apply for Financial Assistance? At this time,  financial assistance approval is provided for Glacier Hills employees only, and is designed to fit individual financial situations and is based on a sliding fee scale which takes income and number of people in the household into account. The Financial Assistance package can cover up to 50% of the cost of tuition but is limited by enrollment, and our financial resources.

How do I register? Registration packets coming soon. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Melissa Goings at mgoings@annarborymca.org or 734.249.7073.

What days is the CDC closed? We will be closed the following days:
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4)*
Labor Day
Friday before Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Friday after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve*
New Year’s Day*
Christmas Eve*
Christmas Day*
* During the week of Independence Day (July 4)* and the two weeks of Christmas and New Year’s, we require a minimum of eight children each day to remain open.

What will Y staff do if my child acts inappropriately? We use positive guidance techniques that help to promote self-discipline and acceptable behavior.