Community Education 

COVID-19 Update:  All Community Education programs and facility rentals are canceled through the end of the school year, June 12.  The Community Pool at Wylie is closed until further notice.  We will continue to monitor the directives of the Executive Order and will provide more information regarding summer programs and facility rentals as it becomes available. 

Safety Town Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the June session of Safety Town is being rescheduled for July 27-August 6.  The format and times will be the same.  The July session of Safety Town is still on as scheduled at this time.  We are hopeful that restrictions will be lifted and we will be able to provide the same fun, interactive learning experience that Safety Town is known for.

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the opening of Camp Dexter is being delayed until Monday, July 6.  We hope restrictions will be lifted by then and we will be able to open at that time. 


Welcome to Dexter Community Education! We provide recreational and enrichment programming for children through adults:

  • Childcare and preschool programs for children ages 0-5 years at Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center
  • After-school care as well as no-school day special programs for schoolage children in young fives through sixth grade
  • Swim lessons and lifeguard training, open swim, lap swim, and senior citizen swim exercise class
  • Afterschool enrichment classes for students
  • Recreational sports classes, fitness programs, and travel sport opportunities for school-age children
  • Evening enrichment and exercise classes for adults
  • We also reserve district facilities for use outside of school hours.
Please view the catalog page to see our course offerings for this season. Paper copies of the catalog are mailed to every household in the Dexter Community School District. You may also pick one up at our office in the Wylie Community Pool lobby.
Click on the headings below for detailed information about each topic.

Notification Policy

Notification Policy 

PLEASE NOTE: We do not call or mail confirmations of registration, so come to your class at the scheduled time unless otherwise notified.

Please register early; we may cancel classes that appear to have low enrollment prior to the start date. In the event that we cancel a class that has some enrollees, we will notify you of that status. 

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

If Dexter Schools are closed for the day or dismissed early for inclement weather, all after school Community Education classes are automatically cancelled for that day.  If a late storm prevents announcement of cancellations, use your own judgment  regarding attendance.  Every effort will be made to make up time lost due to cancellation.  Call 734-424-4100 extension 8 for Dexter school closing announcements.

Last-Minute Changes

Last-Minute Changes

When weather or building issues affect our programs, we usually notify people first through email. This is simply the most efficient method when we are dealing with a large number of affected customers. 

Please ensure that your account includes your most current email so that we can share important information with you.



A full refund will be issued if a class is cancelled for lack of enrollment. There is a $5.00 per class processing fee for refund requests not due to class cancellation.

Refunds for dropping a class must be requested at least one week before the class begins. A partial refund for dropping a swim class is permitted if requested before the second class meeting. There is no refund, credit, or reduction of fees for any class missed by a student, including late registration.

A class cancelled by Community Education because of weather, instructor illness, etc. will be rescheduled if possible. If a swim class cannot be made up, a swim pass will be issued as compensation.   

Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Experience!         

Example of Dexter Community Education Gift Certificate

Searching for the perfect gift?

Give the gift of experience -- a Community Education class or gift certificate. Funds are good for classes, rentals, and swim passes. You choose the class or amount. We have nice certificates to present your gift. 

Recipients may swap classes if they prefer by calling or stopping by our office. Unused funds remain a credit on the recipient's Community Education account for one year. Please contact our office for any assistance needed before the certificate's expiration date. 

Questions? Call 734-424-4180 Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Class Locations

Class Locations

All Community Education classes are held in Dexter School buildings, unless otherwise noted:

  • Anchor Elementary (formerly Cornerstone), 7480 Dan Hoey Rd.
  • Beacon Elementary (formerly Bates), 7480 Dan Hoey Rd.
  • Creekside Intermediate School, 2615 Baker Rd. (Enter through the south side double doors by the larger parking lot) 
  • Mill Creek Middle School, 7305 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road
  • Wylie Elementary, 3060 Kensington St.  
  • Dexter High School, 2200 N. Parker Road 
Community Education Office Entrance at Wylie Elementary School
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Contact Us

  • Dexter Community Education
    2704 Baker Rd. (Bates building)
    Dexter, MI 48130
  • Office Hours
    M-F 7:30am - 4:00pm
  • (734) 424-4180
    Front Desk: ext. 1410
  • Jenkins ECLC: option 5
    (734) 426-9515 fax
  • Director David Teddy
    Secretary  Jill Breitag
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  • 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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