The Detroit Edison Public School Academy (DEPSA) early childhood program is designed to serve preschool children. Our goal is to provide a high quality, developmentally appropriate program for young children and their families. We aim to create a relaxed, secure and supportive environment in which children are encouraged to develop to their individual potential. We strive to keep our students engaged by incorporating challenging, hands on activities of learning through play. Appropriate activities are chosen by staff, students and parents based on a child’s developmental level, individual strengths, and the social and cultural context of each child.