The Children's Institute at Eastern Michigan University provides high-quality care and education for children 18 months through six years. A full day program is available for toddlers, and full and half day programs are available for preschoolers. Free full-day preschool is also available for those who qualify for the Great Start Readiness Program. Our Flights of Imagination summer camp offers exciting and varied programs for children entering kindergarten through first grade.

News & Announcements

Enrollment dates for current and new families
Enrollment for children currently in our program will be from March 6-24. Open enrollment for new families will begin March 27. Application forms may be submitted via email to [email protected].

Online payment service now available
You now have the option of paying tuition and registration Fees online. To make a payment on line, visit the Ebill website.

Fees include breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Our menu changes weekly to provide a wide range of foods for children to try. The menu is on a four week cycle and is subject to change. 

COVID-19 Policy
For information about our current policies regarding COVID-19, please refer to the Children's Institute COVID Protocols. (updated 10/7/22)

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • May 1, 2023: Summer I Childcare Program Begins
  • June 9, 2023: GSRP ends for the 2022/2023 school year
  • June 26, 2023: Summer II Childcare Program Begins
  • August 28, 2023: Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Childcare Program Begins
For more dates, visit the Calendar webpage.