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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Generations Child Development Center 
(616) 940-4049
3600 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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North Park Christian Pre-School 
(616) 363-6864
500 Northeast N Park Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
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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Bear Hugs CDC 
(616) 677-0041
11687 Northwest 8th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
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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Stocking Preschool 
(616) 819-3130
863 Seventh Street Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Cascade Christian Pre-School 
(616) 949-9963
2829 Thornapple River Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Oxford Learning Center 
(616) 975-0897
4551 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Brilliant Beginnings Child Development Center 
(616) 452-7230
2306 McKee Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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St Anthony's School ELC 
(616) 453-4062
2510 Richmond Street Nw, 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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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Reach Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 774-0766
551 Henry Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Our Savior Lutheran School 
(616) 949-0710
1916 Ridgewood Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Wellerwood Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-3683
800 Wellerwood Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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