Cardinal's Nest Latchkey and Preschool

  • Cardinal's Nest Latchkey and Preschool

     Cardinal's Nest Online Registration

    2019-2020 Program Information

    Orientation will follow on the first day of school! Parents will attend a powerpoint presentation outlining the parent handbook and how to pay tuition. While you are attending the presentation your child will explore their classroom, meet their teachers and get to know new friends.

    Wednesday May 1- Cardinal’s Nest will begin online registration for 3 and 4 year old, ½ day and full day preschool programs. Registration is easy! Go to our website  and click on Sign In (upper right hand corner) which will prompt you to login or to create a new account. To avoid duplicate accounts, please only create one account per family. Accounts will be based on one primary email address. If you have password issues please contact DCER directly at (810) 591-0175. We believe you will find the new software very user friendly and easy to navigate.

    **There will be a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee for 1st child; and $20 non-refundable fee for each additional child**.

    Davison Community Schools offers a high-quality preschool program for ages 3 and 4. The Cardinal’s Nest offers a school readiness program using Creative Curriculum. This will ensure that all of our earliest learners are ready for the next step, whether that be moving to the 4 year old classroom or on to Kindergarten. We offer several different programming options to ensure your child’s educational needs are met.  Come join the fun in our Preschool programs Where Kids Come First and Futures Begin!

    3 year old options 2019-2020

    AM Preschool
    9:00AM – 11:30AM     

    Rates per 4-5 week sessions

    • 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)     $112
    • 3 days per week ( Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)     $168
    • 5 days per week ( Monday - Friday)     $280

    PM Preschool
    12:30PM – 3:00PM

    • 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)     $112
    • 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)     $168
    • 5 days per week (Monday - Friday)     $280

    Full Day Preschool
    9:00AM – 3:00PM

    • 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)     $254
      3 days per week ( Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)     $381
    • 5 days per week ( Monday - Friday)      $635

    4 Year old options 2019-2020

    AM Preschool
    9:00AM – 11:30AM                     
    Rates per 4-5 week sessions

    • 2 days per week (Tuesday & Thursday)     $112
    • 3 days per week ( Monday, Wednesday, & Friday)     $168
    • 5 days per week ( Monday - Friday)     $280

    **Please note that sessions are 4-5 weeks and that the 5 week sessions include the week of intersession where there is no preschool held for Davison students. Families may choose to send their preschool students to the District Intersession Camps. Registration and payment for the Intersession Camps is located on the DCER District Intersession Camp registration page**



    2019-2020 Session Dates

    Registration and Tuition Due Dates


    August 19 - September 13

    Monday, August 19, 2019


    September 16 - October 11

    Thursday, September 12, 2019


    October 14- November 15                            **Intersession I October 28 - October 31**

    Thursday, October 10, 2019


    November 18 - December 20

    Thursday, November 14, 2019


    January 6 - January 31

    Thursday, December 19, 2019


    February 3 - March 6                           **Intersession II -Dates to Be Determined

    Thursday, January 30, 2020


    March 9 - April 10

    Thursday, March 5, 2020


    April 13 - May 8

    Thursday, April 9, 2020


    May 11- June 19                                   **Intersession III Dates to Be Determined

    Thursday, May 7, 2020


    Call us at (810) 591-0821 to find out about the exciting changes.

    **Please see the tuition rates and session dates attachment**

    **A.M. Latchkey will be offered from 6:00am- 9:00am and P.M. latchkey will be offered from 3:00pm-6:00pm (please sign up for latchkey services separately on DCER website). 


    Classes will continue to be offered each 4 week session, REGISTRATION FOR EACH NEW SESSION IS REQUIRED. There will 9 individual sessions to register for.

    The students will be expected to remain in their registered classroom for the entire school year. If you need to change your child’s classroom schedule, please contact the Preschool office. NO changes will be allowed without the director’s approval.

    Pro-rating is not an option. If starting mid-session, full payment is required or student must wait until next session to enroll.

    SCHOOL CLOSINGS: If Davison Community Schools are closed due to inclimate weather, intersession or holidays, the Cardinal’s Nest will also closed.

    Before your child attends school the following must be complete:

    • The State of Michigan – Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs- Child Care Licensing Information Record
    • Health Appraisals completed by Physician
    • Acknowledgement of Parent Handbook

    Payment policy: 

    Withdrawal/Refund policy:

    • There will be NO refunds issued to those who withdrawal once the session has started and/or for students who are no shows. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you!
    • There is a $5 cancellation fee that will be collected for processing a refund if the customer’s request is before the registration deadline. 

    **Please note**

    • We accept children who are 3 on or before December 1 to enroll in our program and completely bathroom independent.

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  • 810-591-0821

    6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Lori Peppin, Director