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JoAnn Leupp

JoAnn Leupp

Director of Childcare Program

The Tecumseh Public Schools Childcare Program exists to meet the needs of the children and families, provide an enjoyable learning environment that is supportive physically, emotionally, and intellectually while giving them the opportunity to make new friends and have fun.

Tecumseh Childcare is available at all elementary buildings.
Tecumseh Compass
Learning Center

Room 1120
307 N. Maumee St.
Tecumseh, MI

517-423-1105 x6353
Tecumseh North
Early Learning Center

Room 301
600 Adrian St.
Tecumseh, MI

517-423-9744 x5150
Tecumseh South
Early Learning Center

Room 104
2780 Sutton Rd.
Adrian, MI

517-423-2367 x4301

Services Offered

Care for young 5s through age 12, with limited care for those families in the preschool program. Care is also provided on delay mornings, school cancellation days, early release days, winter break, spring break and over the summer.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
Before School 6 - 9 a.m.
After School 3:30 - 6 p.m.
All Day Program 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Families must pre-register before using the childcare program. A $20 registration fee is required at time of registration to reserve placement. Tuition is paid monthly.

TPS Childcare is licensed by the State of Michigan. Call 517-423-1105 for more information or to register.

Payment Information

Attendance per week:

5 Days

3 Days

Full time: Before & After Care
3 to 5 hours of care per day

per month

per month

All invoices sent on a monthly basis.
No family will be invoiced by the week.

Part time: Before & After Care
1 to 3 hours of care per day

per month

per month

All invoices are due by the 7th of each month.

Part time: Before or After care
Attending 1 hour or less per day

per month

per month

If your invoice is not paid, your
children will not be allowed to
attend the program.

Preschool Before


Per month

Preschool After


Per month

Preschool Before and After
unless it falls within the hours of care needed (1 hour or less)


Per month

All monthly fees need to be paid in full before your child(ren) can attend the program. Should you not make a payment, the director will be in contact and your attendance in the program will be forfeited. There will be a swimming fee of $20 per child for the summer.

All payments are made using MySchoolBucks.

School Delay or Closures; Extra charges: These fees are in addition to the weekly fees.
2-Hour Delay: $10 extra per day, per child
Half Day / Extra a.m. & p.m. Session: $15 extra per day, per child
No School / Extra Day (Summer): $25 extra per day, per child

Holiday Closures

The Tecumseh Childcare Program is available under the following delay and closure circumstances for families currently enrolled in the program. Unfortunately, we cannot provide drop-in care on short notice for families on delay and closure days.

All delay and closure information will be communicated by Tecumseh Public Schools via the Blackboard Connect Alert System and announced on local media.

Early Release / Half-Day: The childcare program will be open on all scheduled early release / half days. Children should pack a lunch on these days.

Delay: In the event of a 2-hour delay, all childcare sites are sites open.

Delay to Close: Should a 2-hour delay turn into a school closure, the childcare program will close. Parents will receive a phone call and will be advised to pick up their child(ren) with the hour.

Emergency and/or Weather Closure: In the event the district closes due to emergency or weather, the childcare program is also closed.

Planned Closure: In the event of a planned district closure, the program will be open for children in grades Y5-6 at Compass Learning Center. Unfortunately, preschool children are not able to attend on these days due to licensing requirements.

The program is closed in observance of the following holidays:

  • Labor Day (Sept. 2, 2019)
  • Thanksgiving (Nov. 27, 28, 29, 2019)
  • Christmas (Dec. 24 & 25, 2019) We will open Dec. 26 – 28 if 10 or more families sign up for care.
  • New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2020) We will open Jan. 2-4 if 10 or more families sign up for care.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 20, 2020)
  • Good Friday (Apr. 10, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (May 25, 2020)
  • Independence Day (July 4-5, 2020)
  • Labor Day (Sept. 7, 2020)