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bussey centerAll programs at Bussey Center for Early Childhood Education are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. It is one of only seven percent in the nation to have successfully completed this accreditation process. Bussey is a HighScope Accredited Program. Bussey is Licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing. We also have a high star rating from the State of Michigan Quality Rating Program.

Head Start 

  • Preschool program serving children 3 and 4 years of age as of September 1st of the school year of entry
  • For children from low income families
  • Breakfast and lunch served daily
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District

Great Start Readiness Program

  • Preschool program serving children 4 years old as of September 1st of the school year of entry
  • For children with two risk factors (i.e. low birth weight, single or teenage parent, non-English speaking family, chronic medical condition)
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District

Special Education

  • Preschool program for children, 3 to 6-years-old, with diagnosed disabilities that interfere with learning
  • Transportation provided
  • Free to residents of the Southfield Public School District


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Upcoming Events

  • 23 Apr
    • Special Board Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Special Board Meeting
      Date: Apr 23
      Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
      Location: John W. English Administrative Center
      Calendar: District Calendar
  • 24 Apr
  • 26 Apr
    • UMSA/UHSA 2019 Entrance Testing
      Date: Apr 26
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Must have already submitted application and be contacted for this testing.

  • 27 Apr
    • Destination HBCU Experience & College Fair
      Date: Apr 27
      Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
      Location: Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology, 24675 Lahser Road, Southfield 48033
      Cost: FREE
      Calendar: District Calendar

      Join us for a day filled with resource sharing and information of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Students register today at!

  • 10 May
    • Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      Gleaners Mobile Food Pantry
      Date: May 10
      Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
      Location: Thompson K-8 International Academy, 16300 Lincoln Drive Southfield, MI 48076
      Calendar: District Calendar

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Bussey Center for Early Childhood

24501 Fredrick Street
Southfield, MI 48033
Phone: 248-746-7350
Fax: 248-746-7354
Janice Hill
Karen Rush
Child Manager
Sherri Jones
Family Community Partnership Manager
Aldreya Maxwell
Program Clerk

Student School Hours

Full Day: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Half Day PM: Noon - 3:30 p.m.