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Enrollment Information for Summer I 2021, Summer II 2021, Camp 2021 and Fall/Winter 2021/2022

Enrollment for children currently in our program will be from March 8-26.  Open enrollment for new families will begin March 29.

Online Payment Info

You now have the option of paying Tuition and Registration Fees online. Click here to begin.


A Special Note for Newly Enrolling Families

Newly enrolling families-Forms may be submitted via email to [email protected] Please see online payment information on how to submit payment for the application fee.


Drop Off Procedure Video

For the health and safety of us all, we have a new drop off and pickup procedure in place:


Virtual Classroom Tours

To take a virtual tour of the EMU Children's Institute, please click on one of the links below.

  1. EMU Children's Institute Pre-K Virtual Tour
  2. EMU Children's Institute Younger Classes Virtual Tour
  3. EMU Children's Institute Physical Environments, Support Services and Security

About the Children's Institute

Our mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education programs for the children of EMU students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. We participate in preparing EMU students to be early childhood education teachers.

The Children's Institute provides high-quality care and education for children 18 months through 6 years. A full day program is available for toddlers, and full  and half day programs are available for preschoolers. Flights of Imagination, the summer program at the Children's Institute, offers exciting and varied programs for children entering kindergarten through first grade.

Our Parent/Guardian Handbook is available here. Our GSRP Parent/Guardian Handbook is available here.

View a sample of our weekly lunch menu here.

Licensing inspection and special investigation reports from at least the past 2 years are available on the child care licensing website at www.michigan.gov/michildcare.

Parents can contact Great Start to Quality for referral to licensed childcare homes and centers accepting children under 18 months and over 6 years. 

ASQ Link

You can access both the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 here.

Washtenaw Success by 6 Parent Resource Directory

Click here for more information.


Click here to make a donation to the Children's Institute.


At the Children's Institute we believe that the child defines the curriculum and that children learn best through play. We follow the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), which suggest that Developmentally Appropriate Practices are those that provide opportunities and activities for children related to their individual interests and levels of development and ability.

The Children's Institute uses the Creative Curriculum, which supports the development of children through cognitive, language, social, emotional, creative, physical and aesthetic activities. Active exploration of the environment through child-initiated experiences comprises the majority of each child's time at the Institute. Teachers provide opportunities for individual, small group, and large group experiences to enhance the child's own choices, and direct their own learning throughout the day. Click here for more information on Creative Curriculum.

Links of Interest

The demands of parenting add a critical component of complexity to your life. Many parents find a support network of resources helpful to maintaining balance and reducing stress, not only for yourself but more importantly for your child. We hope the linked websites noted here will provide helpful support to your family.

Michigan Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grant 

The Michigan Classroom Heroes Grants were created to recognize the additional time classroom teachers in a district or nonprofit nonpublic school spent outside of normal working hours and additional costs classroom teachers have incurred or experienced to provide a continuity of learning during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the Michigan Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grant for GSRP Teachers, click here. To apply for the grant click here.

Student Conduct Code 

EMU Student Conduct Code and Judicial Structure information can be found here.

Operation Safe Child

For more information on Operation Safe Child, click here.

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