Merrill Community Preschool & Extended Care

Our Merrill Community Preschool  is recognized as a 5-star rated tuition-free preschool. We offer high quality preschool programming options for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds, providing your child with a strong foundational start to grow in their education and life. We also offer tuition based preschool and extended care options to support your children throughout their Elementary years.

With over 14 years of offering preschool programs at Merrill Community Schools, our staff and faculty are dedicated to supporting your child as they take their first steps along their educational journey. We offer multiple options to provide you with the best fit for your student and family. Discounts may be applied for families of multiple children attending our programs.

April Schomaker

April Schomaker

Merrill Community Preschool & Extended Care Director

Phone: 989-643-7231 Ext. 252



We are so excited to welcome your littlest Vandals into our Vandal Community! Contact us to find out more information! We offer infant & toddler daycare, preschool, and before/after school care!

Cost: $36.00 per day. Must attend at least two days per week. Includes busing and meals.

Cost: Free for qualifying 4-year-old students. Must attend four days per week.

Infant and Toddler Care is available! We accept DHHS payments as well. Care is provided from 6 am to 6 pm. Children ages 8 weeks to 3 years are welcome in the program! 

Before-school child care:
Opens at 6:00 a.m.
Cost: $5.50 (per child, per day)

After-school child care:
Available until 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $7.50 (per child, per day)

Merrill Community Schools
555 W. Alice St.,  Merrill, MI 48637
Phone: 989-643-7261


As a school community, we believe in the importance of cultivating creative compassionate leaders prepared for lifelong success by fostering the intellectual, emotional, and physical well being of each individual.



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