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Latchkey and PreSchool


Southgate Community Schools 

Before & After School Programs

           Early Childhood Education           

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, the District will work in partnership with the Southgate YMCA for Latch-Key services.  Allen Elementary, Shelters Elementary, and Davidson Middle School will have onsite Latch-Key through the YMCA.  Grogan Elementary and Fordline Elementary will continue to have Latch-Key services through Southgate Community Schools.  Our partnership will offer every Latch-Key student a free Southgate YMCA membership.  To start the process for Latch-Key registration, fill out our pre-enrollment form.  This information will be used to connect you to the correct registration process.  You will be contacted by our Latch-Key Director for more information.


4 year-old Preschool Programs offer:

  • Kindergarten readiness with close ties to the district's kindergarten curriculum
  • All 4 year-old programs use an approved Michigan Department of Education Early Childhood Standards of Quality curriculum
  • Open to both residents & non-residents
  • Great Start to Quality rated center

3 year-old Half Day Preschool offers:

  • Morning or afternoon sessions
  • 3 day per week / 3 hours per day
  • Open to both residents & non-residents
  • Great Start to Quality rated center

GSRP 4 year-old Preschool offers:

  • Tuition Free- income eligible
  • 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday)
  • Classes meet from September - June
  • Lunch and snack are provided

 Latchkey Programs are:

  • Operated through a collaboration with Southgate School District and YMCA Before and After School Programs
  • All programs are licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, LARA Division
  • All programs employ experienced, highly trained staff committed to providing support to students

For registration information please contact:

Crystal Priest, Director
Phone:  734-246-4636 


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