Welcome to Early Childhood Care

  • Early Childhood Care at the Dooley Center is a drop-in program, offering your family high quality, affordable childcare in a nurturing learning environment!

    The program is designed to support and enhance the preschool and Developmental Kindergarten programs at Dooley.

    It is an ideal program for those families who want or need flexibility with childcare — there is no commitment to certain hours or days, and you only pay for the time your child is in our care.

    Children Reading together            Children building models


    Call Dooley’s main office at 586-439-7600 to learn more or to set up a tour.

Registration Information

  • Ages: 2 1⁄2 to 5 years of age, must be potty-trained

    Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fee: $4.50 per hour (based on one-hour minimum)

    Registration: $60 per child/$75 per family, $15 per child if already registered in preschool ($100 security deposit required)R

    Register for Early Childcare here  - Childcare registration is currently closed.  At this time, only students that are in one of our programs can register.

Creative Curriculum

  • The morning child-care session utilizes best practices in early childhood education through the use of the “Creative Curriculum.”

    • This is a research-based curriculum that focuses on hands-on exploration to build confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills.

    • It is a play-based approach, so children often do not realize that they are learning. They just know that they get to play!

    • While they are playing, the children are participating in science and math exploration; early literacy activities; process art, music and movement; and social/emotional enrichment.

    • Everyone learns and grows from each other.  Younger children have the opportunity to learn from older children and the older children take on a leadership role as they help the younger children.