Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Grand Rapids MI

Generally, before starting in a Grand Rapids child care program, parents must complete all paperwork and submit it prior or on the child's first day. Sometimes a Physicians Report may take longer to obtain, and a grace period (e.g. 30 days) may be provided if extra time is needed to arrange a doctor's appointment. The doctor's report will typically identify completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. For daycare and child care in Grand Rapids MI, if these forms are not completed it may result in your child's enrollment being suspended. It is important that parents keep their information up to date at the local Grand Rapids child care office. If you move, change jobs, or phone numbers, or if your emergency contacts should change phone numbers, please let the preschool office know. Parents should review their authorized pick up lists to ensure that it is current in the event that you send someone to pick up your child from preschools or child care in Grand Rapids MI. Even if you send someone to pick up your child, you will have to call the daycare center even if that person is on your child's emergency pick up list.To get your child off to a great start at a daycare in Grand Rapids MI, talk to your child about daycare and all the great things to look forward to. Tell him or her about the wonderful things they are going to explore. Children often enjoy being able to go to the store for a lunchbox and school bag before school begins. Many Grand Rapids daycare centers will offer opportunities for your child to visit before your child starts. Tell your child the teacher's name and remind her/him that you will be coming to pick them up at the end of the day. Separation is natural and affects different children in different ways. For providers of childcare in Grand Rapids MI, on your child's first two days of daycare, plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. Most Grand Rapids child care centers will allow you to make arrangements so that you can spend time in the classroom with them. When it is time to leave, please give your child a clear goodbye. The teachers will take over and engage your child and start developing a relationship and comforting them. Also many daycares in Grand Rapids MI will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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All Aboard The Learning Train CDC 
(616) 453-4449
11260 Northwest 8th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
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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Children's Workshop 
(616) 977-0555
2727 Michigan Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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The Creative Learning Center 
(616) 956-5558
3972 Rowland Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Summer camps are often a great way for kids to spend their summer breaks. Many local preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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Harrison Park Preschool 
(616) 819-2565
1440 Davis Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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St Andrew's School 
(616) 451-8463
302 Sheldon Boulevard Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Many daycare and childcare providers in Grand Rapids provide opportunities for parents to participate in their little one's world by bringing the events of that daily world to the parents through ongoing communication, and through periodic opportunities to volunteer to help or attend a special event at the school. ...
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Explore & Grow Christian Child Care Center 
(616) 455-0690
1200 60th Street 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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United Methodist Community House 
(616) 452-3226
904 Sheldon Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49507
A large number of Grand Rapids child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Whistle Stop Child Care 
(616) 458-5560
2023 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Grand Rapids child care centers and preschools. Some of these include sign in/out sheets, automatic locking doors with key code access, security cameras and background checks for staff. ...
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West Side Christian School 
(616) 453-3925
955 Westend Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Grand Rapids child care providers often incorporate a daily learning approach and development plans that are carefully crafted to provide a safe environment for children to develop and learn through creative play, age appropriate lesson materials and teacher support and guidance. ...
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Aquinas College Child Development Center 
(616) 459-0110
640 Fifth Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
A large number of Grand Rapids child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Kentwood Christian Children's Academy 
(616) 247-5683
3765 Kalamazoo Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
For low income families looking for child care in Grand Rapids there are government sponsored or subsidized programs available at some preschools and daycare facilities. You can check directly with the center or go to your State Government resources to find local providers. ...
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St Mark Lutheran School & Preschool 
(616) 281-7892
1934 52nd 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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