Ann Arbor Nursery Inc.


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Ann Arbor Nursery Inc.
    Ann Arbor Nursery
  • Location: 517 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor MI 48104
  • Minimum Age:  3
  • Daily Schedules Available: Half Day
  • Weekly Schedule Available: Partial Week
  • Schedule Type: Fixed Classes
  • Categories: Cooperative, Play Based
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  • School Phone: 734-769-7966
About Ann Arbor Nursery Inc.

Ann Arbor Nursery, Inc. is a the longest-running cooperatively operating preschool in Michigan.  We are committed to a play-based philosophy, where children can develop social, emotional, and intellectual skills through cooperative and creative play.  Group activities such as circle time, story time, or music are also part of the school day. Daily outdoor play develops teamwork skills and encourages cooperation and gross motor skills.  We also take a fun and educational field trip every month.

Ann Arbor Nursery - Stair Climbers

Ann Arbor Nursery’s Classes:

AANI offers mixed-age morning and afternoon sessions for 3-5 year olds.   Both meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Morning class is 9:15-11:45a and afternoon class is 12:45-3:15p.  Our mixed-age model supports developing leadership and empathy, and allows many opportunities for children’s development and learning from one another.  

Ann Arbor Nursery Playing a Game

Location, location, location!

We have an enchanting classroom conveniently located right in the heart of Downtown Ann Arbor, with parking available on site.  Our class has two large connected rooms where the children have lots of room to explore and learn together. We have an additional third room which we use as a sibling nursery, so younger siblings are welcome as well.  Our downtown location makes for some wonderful walking field trip opportunities, and we also offer the convenience of curbside drop-off, with an assist parent waiting to walk the children up to class.

Ann Arbor Nursery - Exterior

The Benefits of a Co-op.

We pride ourselves in being able to provide high-quality, low-cost preschool education for all children.  Parents work in partnership with the class teacher by assisting in the classroom and also do an additional job at the preschool, allowing us to keep our tuition fees low.  We have no fundraising requirement. For parents and caregivers, our school is a place to improve parenting skills, help shape their student’s first school environment, and form lasting adult friendships.  Many of our members have enjoyed a strong sense of community and made lifelong friends during their time at Ann Arbor Nursery.

Ann Arbor Nursery - Snow Fun

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Ann Arbor Nursery - Walking

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