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.  In 2020 the construction began on the building at WISD and we moved our programs to the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor.

Meet Our Interim Director:

Laura Griswold  has been with Gretchen’s House since 1992 and during her professional journey has been a teacher and director before taking on the teacher support role at our administration office. Laura is typically responsible for the Great Start Readiness Program classrooms that are housed at Gretchen’s House as well as supporting teachers when challenges arise in the classroom. Laura and her husband, Giovanni are the proud parents of two boys; Grant and Aidan who grew up as GH kids. With adolescent boys, life is busy with sporting events, band/jazz concerts and grocery shopping!  In 2019 Laura earned a master degree in Early Childhood Education from Walden University. While we look for a new permanent director, Laura will be supporting our WISD team and families.


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!