Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Grand Rapids

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Grand Rapids child care centers however there are strict guidelines that parents must follow. Prescription medication must be in the original container with an unaltered label and have your child's name clearly identified on the label. A Medical Release Form will typically need to be completed that provides details of all medications, dosage and times to be given. Preschools and providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI will only administer "Over the Counter" medication with a doctor's note. Medications must be given directly to the preschool or daycare personnel, and do not leave medication in your child's lunch box or classroom. You should also check with your Grand Rapids child care provider to determine the hours during which they will be able to administer medications. For example some providers of daycare and child care in Grand Rapids MI do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI will have written emergency procedures that are practiced periodically (usually monthly). In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. For Grand Rapids child care centers, teachers discuss emergency preparedness with children on a regular basis. For example they will discuss fire drills, what they will hear, and what they are expected to do. Daycare emergency drills may be carried out on both an informed and surprise basis to ensure that everyone is adequately prepared. Providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI may require that parents provide an emergency kit for their children. Usually these kits will are due on your child's first day of daycare, and will need to be updated yearly. Each Grand Rapids daycare will have different requirements for the contents of the emergency kit. Examples of the contents include: bottled water, granola bars (not chocolate), Kleenex, an index card with your child's contact information and emergency contacts.
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Pyramid Montessori School 
(616) 956-0466
5125 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
If your child is enrolling in a Grand Rapids childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Hill Child Development Center 
(616) 456-7509
330 Crescent Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
When considering child care in Grand Rapids, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Straight Preschool 
(616) 819-3140
850 Chatham Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Childcare centers in Grand Rapids often provide a combined curriculum of developmental, play based, and teacher led learning approaches. They are primarily theme based, with an emphasis on play based learning and building a fun and meaningful curriculum around it. ...
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Heritage Child Development Center 
(616) 819-2606
538 Madison Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
When considering child care in Grand Rapids, the child to adult ratio is an important measure because it potentially impacts the level of individual attention your child will receive. Lower child to adult ratios are preferable. ...
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John Knox Presbyterian Church 
(616) 455-5060
4150 Kalamazoo Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
Grand Rapids child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Woodcliff Preschool and East Grand Rapids Child Care 
(616) 235-7595
2915 Hall Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
When seeking child care in Grand Rapids you should ensure that the provider is licensed and will provide the license number. Preschools are licensed for a specific capacity. ...
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United Methodist Community House 
(616) 452-3226
904 Sheldon Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49507
Childcare programs in Grand Rapids are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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Generations Child Development Center 
(616) 940-4049
3600 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Most Grand Rapids child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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Reach Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 774-0766
551 Henry Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Parents are welcome to bring cereal or other simple breakfast food for their child/children at many Grand Rapids child care facilities and preschools; often they will gladly provide milk and a helping hand. ...
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Laugh & Learn Child Care Center 
(616) 791-0099
3950 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
Some providers of child care in Grand Rapids require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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Wee Grow & Learn Christian Child Care 
(616) 248-0238
1061 33rd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
If your child is enrolling in a Grand Rapids childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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