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About Us

Summer Preschool Early Learning Center, formerly Summer School has been a trusted name in the childcare and early learning community of Detroit, Michigan for over 40 years.

high-Quality programs that helps families!

We provide quality and affordable year-round care and early learning as well as after school programs. Summer Preschool Early Learning Center is committed to making sure that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in a high-quality program that helps families build a foundation for school readiness and lifelong learning.

Our menu of services offers Michigan State funded school readiness program, a partnership with New St. Paul Head Start Agency, and affordable tuition-based programs. Your child will be cared for by exceptional individuals, many of whom have been a part of the staff/family for more than ten years.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide excellent care and learning that is assessable and affordable for all children and families. Our vision is to create learning experiences that prepare children for success in school and build a solid foundation for life-long learning. We believe that families deserve the very best early childhood programs we can offer. We strive for excellence and welcome the input of families and the opportunity to collaborate with community partners.

What We Believe.

We believe that children learn best in a safe, orderly, and healthy environment.

Our teaching teams develop learning experiences based on our children’s interests and developmental levels. We pay attention to arrange the classroom environment in such a way as to engage and support children’s active exploration, and support children’s physical, emotional and cognitive growth.

We believe that families are children's first and most influential teachers.

Family participation is encouraged in all aspects of our program. We invite and welcome families to visit, participate in activities, share their family customs, their skills and talents, provide input into program policies, and to actively participate in their child’s education.

We believe children must be prepared for success in school and life.

We use a researched based curriculum focused on school readiness and aligned with Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality relying on reliable child and program assessment tools. We support children in gaining the necessary skills to become capable problem solvers.

We believe that a foundation must be laid for life-long learning.

We provide opportunities for ongoing staff and parent development and take boundless joy in learning from and with our children and families.