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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Woodcliff Preschool and East Grand Rapids Child Care 
(616) 235-7595
2915 Hall Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Kiddie Castle Child Care 
(616) 361-2051
1060 Dorroll Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Learn and Grow Child Care Center 
(616) 241-6811
3281 Kentland Court Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
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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Our Savior Lutheran School 
(616) 949-0710
1916 Ridgewood Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Generations Child Development Center 
(616) 940-4049
3600 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Immanuel-St James Lutheran Pre-School 
(616) 363-0505
2066 Oakwood Avenue 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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Brilliant Beginnings Child Development Center 
(616) 452-7230
2306 McKee Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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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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Northwest Cooperative Preschool 
(616) 791-4140
1934 Bridge Street Northwest, 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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Whistle Stop Child Care 
(616) 458-5560
2023 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Kentwood Christian Children's Academy 
(616) 247-5683
3765 Kalamazoo Avenue 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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Sacred Heart Day Care & Preschool 
(616) 458-4176
1200 Dayton Street Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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