Jenkins Early Childhood Learning Center

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.

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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 preschool opens in late February/early March for currently enrolled families, then for DCS staff, then for the general public.

If you are interested in enrollment for the current school year or summer 2019, please contact the Jenkins main office at 734-424-4180, opt. 5.

2019-2020 Enrollment Calendar
March 1st - Currently enrolled Jenkins families.
March 11th - Dexter Community Schools Staff.
March 18th - General public.

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

Registration Forms



Jenkins Early Childhood Center entrance
Link to Washtenaw Quality Preschool Partnership

Upcoming Events

  • November 2019
    • ThuNov28 Thanksgiving Break
    • FriNov29 Thanksgiving Break
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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
  • 7714 Ann Arbor Street,
    Dexter, MI 48130 
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