Gretchen's House W.I.S.D.

Gretchen’s House W.I.S.D.

This location is temporarily housed at 

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor
4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8739                  734.822.6668

while construction is being done on our permanent location at

1735 South Wagner Road
Ann Arbor MI 48103

Open: 7:15 a.m. — 5:45 p.m.

Programs: Full-day care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

History: In the fall of 1990, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District asked Gretchen to open a Gretchen’s House center at High Point School on Wagner Road. The center is open to all members of the community; enrollment is not limited to families of WISD employees.  GH-W.I.S.D. is a modern, attractive facility and shares some spaces with Honey Creek Charter School and High Point, including a spacious gym, a gathering area, and small group rooms for special activities. Outdoor spaces include two separate playgrounds, wide open fields for walks, and beautiful gardens for exploration and discovery.


Meet Our Director:

WISD Director Beth Renner began working at Gretchen’s House in 1995 after earning an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and taught kindergarten through third grade at Honey Creek Community School. Beth returned to Gretchen’s House in 2007 and became Center Director in 2012. Beth earned her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration, Leadership, and Management in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading, the outdoors and spending time with her family on their family farm in Manchester.

Please note: Because it is located with the W.I.S.D. facilities, this house varies from the other Ann Arbor Gretchen’s Houses on a few important points: tuition and the inclement weather policy.

Center Inquiry

We’d love to talk to you about our center!

If you have any questions regarding enrollment or would like a tour at this Center, please contact Our Administrative Offices via email, or contact the director at

(We will not share your information with anyone, ever.) We are usually able to respond to inquiries within one business day. Thanks for your interest in Gretchen’s House!