School Age Child Care




  • The Ann Arbor Public Schools Community Education and Recreation Department is committed to enhancing the overall well being of children who attend our School Age Child Care Program. We believe that a quality childcare experience depends on continuity, planning, and children having a sense of belonging to the group. Our program is designed to both enrich and complement a child’s school experience. To that end, we strive to provide:

    • A safe, healthy, stable environment

    • A capable, sensitive, caring and energetic staff who understand the needs of children in a childcare environment and who take part in ongoing staff development

    • Well-organized, age-appropriate activities and games for recreation and skill acquisition, using materials in good condition

    • An environment in which children’s prior knowledge and natural interests provide a platform for growth and development through organized play and activities

    • An extension of the school environment and its advantages of diversity and community

    Our primary focus is before and after school care at Ann Arbor public elementary schools, but SACC also offers a Fun Day program on certain no-school days and Rec & Ed offers day camps during some school breaks.

    Families register for our child care programs online. The yearly enrollment fee is $60. There is a $5.00 enrollment fee discount for additional children from the same family. Instructions for registration are available here. Waiting lists exist at some schools.

    We are committed to financial accessibility, and are proud to have increased our scholarship program. See our Financial Assistance page for details.

    Check out our program enhancements:

    • Universal snack menus that meet or exceed National After School Association of Healthy Eating Standards, revised in conjunction with a sub-committee from UM's Project Healthy Schools & School of Public Health. Click to view the guidelines and check out a sample menu.
    • New AM & PM Program Schedules.

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