3 Year Old Preschool Options

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Holly Area Schools Early Childhood Department believes that individual children develop best in a nurturing classroom environment with active learning experiences.  With the HighScope curriculum, our teachers build students' confidence toward the development of skills based on Michigan Early Childhood Standards of Quality.  We foster supportive relationships with families and community partners to enrich the child's emotional and social development.  These beliefs guide our practice and provide the framework for program decisions.

Head Start

  • This is a free federally funded program with income eligibility requirements.  The program is designed to provide free preschool for those who qualify based on income and other qualifying factors. 
  • Head Start hours are Monday-Thursday with full-day programming. Start and end times vary upon building location.
  • Head Start is currently offered at Holly Elementary and Rose Pioneer Elementary.  Teachers for this program hold a bachelor's degree and work with a child development associate.
  • Eligibility is determined during the  enrollment process see below
  • Head Start is a licensed school program with a ratio of 1 staff to 8 students.
  • During the school day, your child will be offered breakfast, lunch and snacks as part of their programming.
  • Holly Schools uses the High Scope curriculum which is a research-based curriculum that includes Social Emotional, Physical, Health, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Before and After school child care is available to our students.


Tuition Based Preschool

  • We offer Monday through Thursday programming with half-day and full-day options. Tuition is based on a full-week schedule. We do not offer partial week options.  
    • Half Day Hours:  9-12 PM
    • Full Day Hours:  9-3 PM
  • Currently, our tuition locations are located at Holly and Davisburg Elementary Schools.
  • Your child must be three years old on or before December 1st of the current school year.  
  • Tuition programs do not have eligibility requirements.  The program is designed to provide preschool for 3-year-old children. 
  • Our Tuition Program is licensed with a ratio 1 staff to 10 students.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided to our students.
  • Holly Schools uses the High Scope curriculum which is a research-based curriculum that includes Social Emotional, Physical, Health, Language, Literacy, Mathematics, Arts, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Before and After school child care is available, please visit the Before and After School / Latchkey page for more details

Holly Preschool Tuition 2024-2025. Rates will expire June 7, 2025. 

There is a $50 NON-REFUNDABLE Registration Fee due upon registering per year and per family. Tuition is due on the following schedule according to your preferred choice of payments:

Half Days Full Days Year Paid in Full
Monday - Thursday Monday - Thursday Monday - Thursday
$320 per month $720 per month Half Days - $3,040
    Full Days - $6,840

Tuition Payment Details

  • All tuition is prepaid on the 1st of the first of the month.
  • Regular attendance is crucial for student growth and development.  We ask that parents bring children to school on a daily basis.  If your child will be absent, make arrangements with your child's teacher.
  • Paid-in-full reflects a 5% discount when paid on or before August 22, 2024
  • If payments are not made on time, a fee of $10 daily will be automatically assessed
  • If payments are not received, the child will be unable to attend the following week
  • There are no adjustments made for non-attendance, weather or emergency closures (ie: Snow Days)

Child Care Assistance Payments
The Holly Latchkey and Preschool Program accepts payments from the Department of Human Resources (DHS). Parents who are applying for financial assistance will be expected to make payments to cover childcare costs until approval is received from the agency. Reimbursements for tuition may be made when the program receives payment from the state. Parents remain responsible for portions not covered by DHS.

Payment Options
You may choose to pay online via ProCare with a credit card (2.75% transaction fee applied) or Debit/ACH ($.75 transaction fee applied). Checks are accepted in-person at the Early Childhood office at Holly Elementary and given to Amber Carmichael. 

Tuition payments must be kept up-to-date. Families with delinquent accounts may be denied access to the program and are subject to collections. Fees for returned payments will be $3.50, this will be your responsibility and added to your invoice. The tuition is calculated based on the district calendar, taking all half and full days off, as well as holidays and spring break into account.


Enrollment Requirements (for both programs)

Step 1:
Below is the link to our county enrollment.  This is the first step to our registration process.  This must be completed before we can begin district paperwork.  You can complete the information independently or you can request an Oakland County care coordinator to help you via phone while you complete the application.  After completion, the system alerts us in Holly and we will start the enrollment process for our district.  Please click on the following link to get started.  

Michigan Early Childhood Connect

Step 2:
You will be contacted by our Holly Area Schools enrollment secretary to complete enrollment into Skyward which then enrolls you into Holly Schools.  

Set 3: 
You will be contacted by the Holly Area Schools Preschool secretary to complete the final step in our preschool enrollment.

Placement into classrooms is finalized once all three steps above are completed. If you need support with any of these steps, please contact the preschool secretary or the Principal of Early Childhood.

Begin the Registration Process!

External LinkMIECC Application Link
Application Questions? Call 844.456.5437


For questions related to the Head Start and Tuition Preschool please contact:

Amber Carmichael

Holly Area Schools
GSRP / Head Start / Preschool
Phone: 248.328.3021
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Susan Simms

Holly Area Schools
Early Childhood Principal
Phone: 248.328.3022