We are open and ready to welcome your child! The Collaborative: Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center daycare program is open at the former Chapelle Community School, an elementary school within the Ypsilanti Community Schools District at 111 South Wallace Boulevard, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Registration forms may be found here. For more information about touring the facility, please contact Program Director Donetta Mazyck at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.661.8045.
In accordance with guidance from state and local directives, the Collaborative will be 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 .
The Collaborative addresses a critical need for excellent quality, affordable daycare in eastern Washtenaw County. While Ann Arbor has 22 NAEYC-licensed child care facilities (a recognition of excellence), Ypsilanti currently has only two; this will be the third. The CDC will primarily serve the children of Eastern Michigan University students, children of residents of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission and children who live within the Ypsilanti Community Schools district, all of whom will be given access to priority registration. There are three large, bright classrooms, a spacious playground, access to a gym and space to grow future programs for the whole family.