Elementary and Preschool Child Care

Our Child Care Program is designed to enrich children with social, physical and educational experiences that will help further develop them as students and as individuals.

Child Care Registration

Child Care Handbook

To register or be added to a waitlist, please contact Child Care Services via email: childcareregistration@wsdmi.org


Before & After School Care/Summer

Registration is required every school year as well as every summer.  Registration will be done online.  Please watch for a fall enrollment link to register.

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For the 2023-24 school year, before and after school care is available at each of our nine elementary schools from 6:45 a.m. until school start time and from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

All schools provide child care on half days for children enrolled in the program, unless notified of a change by the department.

Our goal is to serve all families needing child care, without utilizing a waitlist. 


Preschool Care

Licensed Ages: 2 1/2* thru 5 years
*Must be potty-trained or in the process of training.

  • Stepanski Early Childhood Center & Leggett Child Care offer services for preschool children enrolled in a preschool class.




Crary Campus
501 N. Cass Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
Email: childcareregistration@wsdmi.org

Jacqueline LeMarbe
Director of Child Care Services

Emily Watkins, Coordinator 
248.494.9338  |  248.682.3170