Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Grand Rapids Child Care Center and Preschool Informational Policies

For many Grand Rapids child care and daycare centers, tuition is usually due in advance, and payment schedules are typically stated on a payment agreement contract. Parents should clearly identify payment information, schedules and potential late fees when considering a preschool and child care in Grand Rapids MI. Tuition may also be required whether the child is in attendance or is absent. Late fees may also apply for payments not made according to the schedule and your child may not be permitted to attend preschools if the payment becomes delinquent for a certain period. At the discretion of the Grand Rapids child care center, program schedules set up for your child must be maintained. Arrangements for different days and hours must usually be made in advance. For daycare and child care in Grand Rapids MI there will be emergency procedures in place, and practiced on a regular basis. In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. Preschool teachers periodically speak with children about what do in the event of an emergency e.g. fire and will practice drills to ensure children are adequately prepared. Grand Rapids child care options are many and varied. There are child care providers that offer traditional preschool and kindergarten programs, full and half day preschools in Grand Rapids MI, as well as infant care and before and after school care programs. Many Grand Rapids childcare providers offer a specific type of learning approach or combination of learning approaches. For example, there are many child care providers that offer a developmental approach, an approach that is based on helping children thrive in learning and play. Other preschools in Grand Rapids MI offer more formal approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Amelia. For more information about these approaches, please use the Resources section of our website.
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Woodcliff Preschool and East Grand Rapids Child Care 
(616) 235-7595
2915 Hall Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Most Grand Rapids child care centers provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate programs that foster a child's development in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language. This is particularly important to encourage children to become active learners. ...
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New Community Church Daycare 
(616) 361-6014
2340 Dean Lake Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Many Grand Rapids child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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Southwest Co-Operative Preschool 
(616) 538-6735
3152 Clyde Park Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49509
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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John Knox Presbyterian Church 
(616) 455-5060
4150 Kalamazoo Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Grand Rapids childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Bear Hugs CDC 
(616) 677-0041
11687 Northwest 8th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
Before visiting a Grand Rapids child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
Infant child care in Grand Rapids can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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Children's Workshop 
(616) 977-0555
2727 Michigan Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Learn and Grow Child Care Center 
(616) 241-6811
3281 Kentland Court Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
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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Heritage Child Development Center 
(616) 819-2606
538 Madison Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Grand Rapids child care centers, parents should ask about potty training requirements and whether children who are not potty-trained will be accommodated. ...
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Orchard Hill Christian Child Care Center 
(616) 784-4061
1465 3 Mile Road Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49544
Many Grand Rapids child care and daycare centers provide after school age care options. These programs can be very beneficial for assisting children to complete their homework and have great social interaction as well as physical exercise activities. ...
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Sacred Heart Day Care & Preschool 
(616) 458-4176
1200 Dayton Street Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Grand Rapids, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Cascade Christian Pre-School 
(616) 949-9963
2829 Thornapple River Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Before visiting a Grand Rapids child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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