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Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center

Jenkins ECLC Tax ID: Dexter Community Education 38-6007821

Ages 6 weeks - 5 years

Our Mission Statement: 

Together with parents, we provide a safe, nurturing environment that encourages independence and growth through active learning.

Toddler Reading

In September 2014, Dexter Preschool moved to its present location and expanded our programs due to the Jenkins' family generous donation of the Generations Together facility. We offer full-day care for infants through preschool, and half-day preschool programs for 3-5 year olds. Our care ratios adhere to State of Michigan licensing requirements. We follow the HighScope Curriculum.

Age Groups

  • Infants
  • Older Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschool 3
  • Preschool 4
  • Half Day Preschool

We offer several half-day preschool program options. These run from September through May. Please see the items below for detailed information about enrolling your child at Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center.



We enroll children in our year-round program on a rolling basis as space allows. Currently enrolled families and district employees receive first priority for available spots. We maintain a waiting list for interested families. Registration for Half-Day and Full-Day programs opens March 2, 2020 for currently enrolled families, March 9, 2020 for DCS staff, and March 16 for the general public.

If you are interested in enrollment for the current school year or summer 2020, please contact the Jenkins main office at 734-424-4180, opt. 5.

2020-2021 Enrollment Calendar
March 2nd - Currently enrolled Jenkins families.
March 9th - Dexter Community Schools Staff.
March 16th - General public.

To register, return the registration form and enrollment fee to Jenkins ECLC, 2801 Baker Rd.

Registration Forms

Registration Forms

Registration forms may be turned in to Jenkins ECLC beginning 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020. 



Jenkins Early Childhood Center entrance
Link to Washtenaw Quality Preschool Partnership

Upcoming Events

  • May 2020
    • FriMay29 Last Day for Half-Day Students
  • June 2020
    • FriJun12 Last Day for 10-month Students
    • MonJun29 Jenkins ECLC Closed 4th of July Week 6/29 - 7/3

Contact Us

  • Jenkins ECLC
    2801 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • School Hours
    M-F 7:00am - 6:00pm
    Office Hours
    M-F 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • (734) 424-4180
    Front Desk: option 5
    Attendance: option 1
    (734) 426-9515 fax
  • Director David Teddy

  • Dexter Community Schools  734-424-4100
  • Bates School, 2704 Baker Rd.
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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  • Dexter Community Schools is committed to making our website accessible to visitors with disabilities. If you encounter difficulty navigating this website due to a disability, please email our accessibility team or call 734-424-4102 for assistance. 


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