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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Huron Potowatomi Head Start 
(616) 453-7680
1801 Bristol Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Mayflower Preschool 
(616) 459-7386
2345 Robinson Road 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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Alphabet Soup Day Care Center 
(616) 222-1222
1708 Leonard Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
When you contact or visit a child care in Grand Rapids please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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Northwest Cooperative Preschool 
(616) 791-4140
1934 Bridge Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Kiddie Castle Child Care 
(616) 361-2051
1060 Dorroll Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Many providers of child care in Grand Rapids offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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Laugh & Learn Child Care Center 
(616) 791-0099
3950 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
Many providers of child care in Grand Rapids offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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Stocking Preschool 
(616) 819-3130
863 Seventh Street Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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
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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St Mark Lutheran School & Preschool 
(616) 281-7892
1934 52nd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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St Andrew's School 
(616) 451-8463
302 Sheldon Boulevard Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
When you contact or visit a child care in Grand Rapids please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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St Anthony's School ELC 
(616) 453-4062
2510 Richmond Street Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Grand Rapids including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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Reach Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 774-0766
551 Henry Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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