Submit ApplicationSubmit your child(s) application online through the application tool. Please click on the following link above to complete the first step.
Application ReviewAfter completing the first step, our Admissions Manager will review your child’s application. Once the review is completed and your child’s application has been accepted, we will notify you by the communication preferences that you selected on how to proceed with the next step.
Student OrientationWe will contact you to schedule a date and time for you and your family to visit our academy for student orientation. Due to COVID-19, school visitations are limited for your safety and our staff.
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Frequently asked questions
At Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center we’re driven by providing the family as a whole with information. If you still have unanswered questions please view our Frequently Asked Questions section below. If your questions still haven’t been answered we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us directly.
What is Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center?
Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center opened in Fall of 2007 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. The Center serves pre-school children on Monday through Thursday and is part of the Michigan Great Start Readiness Program. It complies with all applicable laws and regulations. The Center’s objective is to provide a high-quality preschool experience for four-year old children. In our program we believe children learn best when they are engaged in purposeful activities that allow them to interact with their environment in authentic ways, constructing knowledge through planning, exploration, experimentation, and reflection. We will create a rich learning environment that reflects the interests of the children and facilitates intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language development. Our goal is to partner with families in promoting the growth and development of young children. We are committed to building positive relationships between school and home. Transportation for students with siblings attending Riverside East and Bridge Academies is provided in the morning and afternoon.
What if I am an English Language Learner?
The Academy seeks to provide every child, regardless of national origin or native language, quality, and meaningful educational instruction. Each student is evaluated on his/her English language proficiency. Consequently, students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided instructional services through ELL programs that are designed to meet each student’s unique needs.
How old does my child need to be to qualify for this program?
Your child will need to turn the age of five years old on or before December 1, 2020.
Are there any fees?
Riverside Academy Early Childhood Center offers a free GSRP preschool program for families that qualify.
Is attendance checked?
The law in Michigan governing compulsory student attendance requires a parent, legal guardian, or other person having control or charge of a child age six to sixteen to send the child to school during the entire school year, except under the limited circumstances. Please make sure your child is dropped off to school every day and on on-time.