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Afterschool Care

students on playground
students in gym
students with hula hoops
students sledding
students with books
students with art
students using scissors
Dexter Community Services is pleased to offer school age care services at Bates School in addition to the many opportunities we offer for the Dexter Community.
Our staff are highly motivated individuals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Our licensed program has been in operation for over 20 years, offering extended services beyond the school calendar. The care program is closed when school is canceled due to inclement weather.
Anchor, Beacon & Wylie students are escorted by Dexter Community Education staff to their Aftercare classroom.  Creekside students ride the bus to the bus hub and walk to their Aftercare classroom.  Each classroom has a lead teacher and an assistant, all of whom are experienced and highly motivated caregivers.   
After Care for Homeroom students will begin on Thursday, October 8.  After Care is available for YF-6th grade students only on their scheduled in-building learning days according to their Group A (Monday/Thursday) or Group B (Tuesday/Friday) schedules.  

Entry to Bates School

Contact Us

Dexter Community Education
Care Program
2704 Baker Road
Dexter MI 48130
Paula Staebler 
Program Manager
Report an Absence: 734-424-4180 ext. 1302
Hours of operation: Dismissal- 5:45 pm.

No School Days

When school is scheduled not to be in session for either a full or half-day, we offer special programs for Young 5 through 6th grade students in Dexter Community Schools. You may choose which days to enroll your child. Our programs are fun, age appropriate, and incorporate a wide variety of activities. We plan projects, presentations, and off-site learning opportunities to develop and enhance children’s interests and awareness of the world around them. These programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that programs do not fill, they may be cancelled or plans may be adjusted. Register for special programs via the Community Education website.