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School Age Child Care

Registration for 2024-25 After Care and 2024 Camp Dexter 
opens on March 2 at 8:00am for returning families
(those who participated in 2023 Camp Dexter or 2023-24 After Care). 
Registration for new families opens on March 16 at 8am. 

We plan to process requests for full-time schedules first for both Camp Dexter & After Care. 

Requests for part-time schedules will be considered starting May 15 for Camp Dexter and August 1 for After Care

Dexter Community Education School Age Child Care is a support service provided for working families which includes after school care and non-school day special programs. We specialize in "out of school time" enrichment and recreation programs for Young 5 through Grade 6. Our child care services are licensed by the state and we employ qualified, experienced, caring staff to offer fun activities specifically designed for each grade level. Children participate in age-appropriate activities, games, projects, and indoor & outdoor play. They will have time for reading and homework by choice, as well as free time to build social skills and share interests and talents. We maintain a safe, nurturing, warm and welcoming environment in our centers and follow District policies and procedures

All School Age Child Care programs are located at Bates. 

  • AFTER CARE: After care runs from dismissal school bell until 6:00 pm. We offer full time or part time scheduling (at least three days/week), and part-time schedules must contain the same days/sessions consistently throughout the entire month. After Care is $16.50/day. Anchor, Beacon and Wylie students are escorted from their school to Bates by Care Staff for After Care and for Half-Day Care. Creekside students ride a bus to the hub and walk to Bates. 
  • NO SCHOOL DAY CARE: Child care is offered on most of the District's scheduled No-School days for Y5's-6th grade. This includes half days (from half-day dismissal school bell until 6pm) and the occasional full day no school (7:30am - 6:00pm). Our programs are fun, age appropriate, and incorporate a wide variety of activities. Half-day programs are $36/day and full day programs are $66/day. On No School full days, students may be dropped off at the Bates front entrance after 7:30 am.
  • CAMP DEXTER: Camp Dexter operates for nine weeks in the summer of 2024. We offer indoor/outdoor games, swimming, crafts & other tabletop activities, campers choice time, movies, field trips and more! The camp operates Monday through Friday at Bates School. Drop off begins as early as 7:30am, pick up ends as late as 6:00pm. The camp is $250/week for full week schedules. If we have room for partial week schedules, the rate is $60/day. The camp is open to students who have completed either Kindergarten or Young 5 through fifth grade. 

A $75 non-refundable fee is due at enrollment. If you decide not to use the program after registration, the fee will not be refunded. If you need financial assistance you may contact the Department of Human Services to see if you qualify.

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Contact Info
2704 Baker Rd
Dexter, MI 48130
(734) 426-9515

2023-2024 After Care