Early Childhood Center & School Age Childcare (SACC)

The Anchor Bay School district takes great pride in a curriculum that is both current and meets the state and national standards. Use the links below to our district curriculum for early childhood and our young fives and a reference for common early childhood terms. The Family Fundamentals is a pilot program the Michigan Department of Education developed to assist students in preparing for the next grade level. It includes many useful activities and information of how to assist your student.
PDF DocumentEarly Childhood Standards of Quality

Anchor Bay Offers Free Preschool Program 

The Great Start Readiness Program or GSRP is a free preschool option for children who:

  • Will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2021
  • Live in the Anchor Bay District,  Macomb County, or St. Clair County
  • Meet “At Risk Eligibility Factors” as determined by the Michigan Department of Education
  • Half Day and Full Day Classes are held Monday - Thursday
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided.
  • Bus Transportation is available to Anchor Bay Families.
  • GSRP follows “Creative Curriculum” - Anchor Bay Preschool Core Curriculum aligns with Kindergarten standard.

PDF DocumentClick here for more information

GSRP Application Forms - 2021-2022

To schedule a screening, call: 586-716-7862


2021 - 2022 Pre-School Registration 

Registration is open to ALL FAMILIES on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  Please note registration fee and security deposit must be paid at the time of registration.

External Linkhttp://weblink.donorperfect.com/abs_registration2021-2022

**We are not taking Time for Twos registration at this time.  You can call the office at (586) 716-7862 to be put on a waitlist if you would like**

PDF DocumentEmergency Card

PDF DocumentNotification of Licensing

PDF DocumentFamily Social History Form and Child Observation Form

PDF DocumentConcussion Awareness

PDF DocumentHealth Appraisal Form.pdf

2021 - 2022 SAC Registration Information

 Registration for 2021-22 is will open as follows:  

  • Families enrolled in either ABECC summer program - Monday, Aug. 9 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Familes enrolled in SACC or preschool in 2020-21 - Tuesday, Aug. 10 @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Open registration - everyone welcome - Wednesday, Aug. 11 @ 9:00 a.m.

Please note - spaces are limited.  You must call (586) 716-7862 per the above schedule to be put on the list to register.  If you register without calling, your registration WILL NOT be processed. 

When you register you must select  the days and times (AM/PM) your child will attend.  You can choose the days for the entire year or quarterly.  If  you choose quarterly there is a chance a day you want will not be available due to staffing and required staff/student ratios.  There is a minimum 1 hour charge for the morning and/or afternoon for every day you register for, unless your child is absent from school.

SACC is available before and after school on the first day of school! Students must be registered before they can be dropped off. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2 BUSINESS DAYS FOR REGISTRATIONS TO BE PROCESSED - due to limited enrollment drop in SAC is not available this year.

Printable Required Registration Paperwork for SAC

Virtual Open House

Please click the links below to get a "virtual open house" of our classrooms!

Parent Handbooks

Please read our Parent Handbooks to learn more rates, hours, and other importation information:

PDF DocumentPreschool Parent Handbook

PDF DocumentSACC Parent Handbook 2021-22.pdf


Upcoming Events

December 15
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Regular Meeting
Date: Dec 15
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
December 23 - January 3
No School - Winter Break
No School - Winter Break
Date: Dec 23 - Jan 3
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
January 4
School Resumes
School Resumes
Date: Jan 4
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
January 26
Board of Education - Organizational Meeting
7:00 PM
MacDonald Elementary
Board of Education - Organizational Meeting
Date: Jan 26
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: MacDonald Elementary
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
February 18 - February 21
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break
Date: Feb 18 - Feb 21
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
April 4 - April 8
No School - Spring Break
No School - Spring Break
Date: Apr 4 - Apr 8
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar
April 11
School Resumes
School Resumes
Date: Apr 11
Calendar: Early Childhood Academy Calendar

Contact Us

Early Childhood Center

52680 Washington St
New Baltimore, MI 48047
Phone: (586) 716-7862


Carol O'Shea

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ESSER III Funding Survey

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Anchor Bay School District has received grant funds administered through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The Anchor Bay School District is seeking feedback from all district and community stakeholders to help determine how to best utilize the ESSER III funds. The ESSER III funds must be prioritized for in-person learning and learning loss mitigation. Please click this link: https://forms.office.com/r/nuM9MybEUw The survey will be open until 4pm on December 10th.



Parent Communications About School Security and Wellness Resources

These communications were sent to parents on December 1st and 2nd:

COVID-19 Testing

Anchor Bay has partnered with North Shore Clinics to offer free COVID-19 testing at the Anchor Bay Aquatic Center.


2021 September Letter to Parents Including New Quarantine Guidelines

Anchor Bay 2021 Back to School Video


Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Text: 652729
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