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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 Program
    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 Preschool 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.

How to register:

  • Durand Area Preschool Registration:  Students must be 3, 4 or 5 on or before 9/1/18 to be age-eligible for Preschool and/or Kindergarten.  Please call Bertha Neal at 989-288-2016.  Please bring a copy of your child's state birth certificate, immunization record, a current physical (if you have one) and a copy of your 2017 taxes (or 2 pay check stubs).  You can register at Bertha Neal during regular office hours.