• Cardinal's Nest Preschool

    Cardinal's Nest Online Registration

    Registration Packets

    Welcome to the Cardinal's Nest - 2020/21 Orientation PowerPoint Presentation


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    Thank you for your interest in Davison's Cardinal's Nest program. Due to the emergency shut down the registration process will look differently this year. Starting Monday, June 15th through Thursday, June 18th we will have registration packets available for pick up between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm There are two important steps to pre-registering for preschool. 

    Step 1 You will need to go to the Davison Website and click on the Early Childhood tab at the top of the page and choose the Cardinal's Nest. There is a link on the Cardinal's Nest to pre-register for either the 3 or 4 year old preschool program. There are a variety of choices ranging from 12 day to full day and 2, 3, or 5 days a week. You MUST complete this online pre-registration for the program you choose for your child. There is a $50 pre-registration cost that holds your spot in the program and covers other fees including online assessments for your child

    Step 2 After you pre-register online, you can print the required registration documents from the quick link on the Davison Schools Website for Cardinal's Nest Distance Registration. Quick links are located on the left of the main Davison Community Schools webpage. If you do not have access to print the documents from the website, you can pick up a Cardinal's Nest Distance registration packet. Please take one packet per child. The packet will have instructions on the documents that need to be filled out, what types of documentation you will need to copy and return, as well as the eligibility and prioritization guidelines. Once completed, you will return the packet to the Cardinal's Nest building during the week of June 15th-June 18th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. DO NOT LEAVE COMPLETED PACKETS IN THE BIN OUTSIDE. We will have a table set up inside the entrance for you to drop off your documentation to staff. If needed we can make copies for you. Only one person at a time will be allowed inside, you MUST wear a face mask and practice social distancing

    Thank you and we look forward to meeting all of you! Davison Cardinal's Nest Staff

     Cardinal's Nest preschool students

     Preschool Program Information

    Davison Community Schools offers a high-quality preschool program for children 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!

     Call us at (810) 591-0821 to find out more information.

     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 September 1 to enroll in our program and are completely bathroom independent.

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  • 810-591-0821

    6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Lindsey Tate, Director

    Please contact Lindsey for more information about Cardinal's Nest programming at ltate@davisonschools.org