Early Childhood

  • DPSCD is accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year!

    Three easy steps to apply for GSRP PreK:

    1. Complete the Application Form: Click here PreK Application 23-24 SY
    2. Gather required documents - see the list below
    3. A DPSCD Pre-K teacher will contact you regarding a family conference 

    Required Enrollment Documents:
    • Child’s Official Birth Certificate
    • Child’s Immunization Record or Waiver
    • Child’s Health Appraisal 
    • Parent/Guardian ID
    • Parent Proof of Income

    The Office of Early Learning ensures that all children have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success. We ensure that all early childhood outcomes include:

    • Children are thriving
    • Children are developmentally ready to succeed in school
    • Children are prepared to succeed by achieving appropriate grade level reading proficiencies

    We provide a free, high-quality early learning experience for students who are 4 years old by December 1st of the current school year in two prekindergarten programs.

  • Montessori

    Detroit Public Schools Community District's FREE Public Montessori program is dedicated to Montessori philosophy. We create a unique, student-centered learning environment and help families nurture respectful, responsible, and resourceful children. 

    Montessori Pre-K and Kindergarten are Full

    Due to the high number of applications for Montessori Pre-K and Kindergarten, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. All seats have been filled and waitlists are in effect.

    Click here for more information regarding the Michigan Academic Standards for Early Childhood.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Early Learning and Montessori

    16164 Asbury Park
    2nd Floor
    Detroit, MI 48235

    Enrollment: (313) 347-8923
    Para inscribirse: (313) 576-0100

    Amanda Mattea
    Deputy Executive Director