All evening activities at DCS facilities are canceled for today, Thursday, February 27th. This includes Community Education Activities, Middle School Athletics, and Community Meetings. DHS Varsity Hockey Districts will still be played as they are an MHSAA district contest.
The Reproductive Health Curriculum Community Information Session is also canceled and is rescheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Creekside Intermediate School Room 311. There will not be a second hearing or DCS Board Discussion regarding the Reproductive Health Proposal until after we have the opportunity to hold the community session on March 12th and have time to review the questions asked from community members at that session. See the Superintendent's page for more details and a FAQ: dexterschools.org/superintendent
School-Age Care Programs
This is the landing page for Dexter Community Education's care programs for school-age children. Please read the items below for more detailed descriptions and registration information.
School-Aged Child Care
Dexter Community Services is pleased to offer child care services in addition to the many opportunities we offer for the Dexter Community.
Our child care program is staffed with highly motivated individuals who are qualified, experienced and caring. Our licensed child care program has been in operation for over 20 years, offering extended services beyond the school calendar. The child care program is closed when school is canceled due to inclement weather.
The Aftercare program has been consolidated at Bates School, 2704 Baker Road. 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.
Hours of operation: Dismissal- 6:00pm.
2019-2020 Child Care Registration
Registration materials for after-school care for the 2019-2020 school year. Hard copies may be picked up from the Community Education office at Bates School, or from the aftercare room at Bates.
Care spots are filled on a space-available basis. Our school-age programs are quite popular, so we recommend that parents do not delay registering their child if they will need care. We accept registration throughout the summer and into the school year, space permitting. Families who have not registered for school-age care by August 22 may not be able to start care until September 10, if there is space available at that time.
2020/2021 Child Care Registration:
Registration for 2020/2021 School Year will open for current Care families (requesting full or part-time schedules), and the General Public (requesting five days per week) on April 1, 2020.
Registration for all families requesting full or part-time schedules opens May 1st.
Early Release and 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 Five 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.
Register for any and/or all of our Special Program Days by paying for your selected date(s) and completing the following forms. We will keep them on file for the duration of the school year. Some trips require transportation permission and/or special waivers; that will be indicated at registration.
Camp Dexter, a traditional day camp for children Young Five/Kindergarten through 5th Grade who have completed one year of school by 6/19.
Pick one week or many, minimum of three days per week required.
- Early bird rates with deadline of May 1: $220/week, $200/sibling (full week only) and $55/day.
- Fees after May 1: $240/week, $220/sibling (full week only) and $60/day. Three days minimum required this year.
2020 Registration Forms will be made available and Registration will open March 1, 2020. Register in person or by mail.
For further information, please contact Program Coordinator Jon Keith. 734-424-4180 ext. 1302.