Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) programs. Please visit the Applications page to submit applications online and the Tuition and Fees page for our program rates and the tuition calculator.

If you have any additional questions about the ECEC programs, please feel free to call the Center at 313-593-5424.


    The ECEC enrolls approximately 220 children per school year beginning with currently enrolled children.  All interested families are asked to complete an application to be placed on a wait list until enrollment for current families is completed.  Please note that completing a wait list application does not guarantee enrollment for the upcoming school year.  Enrollment is based on availability.

    If our program is full before we reach your designated enrollment period, your application will remain on the wait list to be contacted in the event of cancellations.  If there are no cancellations, your application will remain on the wait list for the next school year.

    If you do not come in person to schedule your child by the end of the enrollment period for this year, your application will be removed from the wait list and you will be asked to reapply for future enrollment.  

    2014-2015 Enrollment Timetable

    Specific enrollment dates are set for the wait list based on ECEC enrollment priority.  Families may enroll IN PERSON at the ECEC office on the dates specified for their category or any time thereafter during scheduled enrollment days.  Families will be enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis during their enrollment week.  If multiple families show up at the same time, you will be assigned numbers in order of arrival. 


    Currently Enrolled Children

    February 3 - April 4, 2014

    Wait List - UM-Dearborn Faculty/Staff & Students

    Faculty/Staff must show proof of UM-Dearborn employment
    by presenting a current UM-Dearborn ID card at the
    time of enrollment.

    Students must show proof of enrollment at UM-Dearborn
    by presenting a copy of their Fall 2014 student registration
    at the time of enrollment or
    by May 2, 2014.
    April 7 - April 11, 2014

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Wait List - Siblings of Currently Enrolled Children April 14 - April 18, 2014


    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Wait List - Oakwood CEF Families & UM-D Alumni

    Families will receive Oakwood CEF family status if their
    child receives therapy at CEF or if a sibling receives therapy
    at CEF. This status will be verified through the CEF office.

    UM-D Alumni must show proof of Alumni status by
    presenting a copy of their diploma or final transcript that
    shows their degree. Families who have had a child
    previously attend the ECEC will also be given Alumni status.
    April 21, - April 25, 2014

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Wait List - Community

    Families who do not fit into the categories listed
    above are considered "Community"
    April 28 - May 2, 2014

    Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Open Enrollment (if openings are still available)

    Anyone who has not previously applied to the
    wait list is welcome, including walk-in enrollment.
    May 5, 2014 until FULL

    Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



    Kindergarten spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be 5 years old by October 1, 2014 to enroll in the UM-Dearborn ECEC Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. To learn more about the UM-Dearborn ECEC Kindergarten, please call 313-593-5424 to schedule a tour.