Durand Area Schools Early Childhood Education and Services operates a preschool program for both 3 year olds and 4 year olds.
3 Year Old Preschool
It is a tuition-based program where all proceeds go directly back into the operation of the program. Some financial assistance via the Shiawassee County Preschool Scholarship fund is available for those who apply/qualify. The 3 Year Old Preschool program is housed at Bertha Neal Elementary School in the City of Durand. It operates Tuesday through Thursday in the morning (8:25a - 11:25a). The program is taught by two trained professionals in the Early Childhood Development and Education field. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st and must be potty trained.
4 Year Old Program
The 4 year old preschool is also housed at Bertha Neal Elementary School in Durand. There are three 4-year old classrooms at Bertha Neal and the program is taught by trained professionals in the Early Childhood Development and Education field. The 4 year old program consists of GSRP, Tuition, and Scholarship-funded students. Preschool is in session Monday through Thursday, with Afternoon (12:15p-3:15p) and Full Day (8:25a-3:15p) sessions. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1st to enroll.
*The preschool program participates in the Michigan Department of Education Early Childhood Programs. The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a grant from the state that offers free preschool to at-risk 4 year olds. Call (989) 288-2016 for more information about applying for a preschool scholarship.