Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Selecting Local Grand Rapids Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Grand Rapids MI already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Grand Rapids child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Grand Rapids child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Grand Rapids daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids MI will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Grand Rapids childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Grand Rapids MI recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Grand Rapids daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Grace Church Preschool 
(616) 241-3202
1815 Hall Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Appletree Christian Learning Center 
(616) 447-7837
1935 Monroe Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Brilliant Beginnings Child Development Center 
(616) 452-7230
2306 McKee Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
For child care in Grand Rapids on your child's first two days 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. ...
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Oxford Learning Center 
(616) 975-0897
4551 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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All Aboard The Learning Train CDC 
(616) 453-4449
11260 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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Forest Hills Presbyterian Pre-School 
(616) 957-3239
7495 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
A nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch each day that includes lots of fresh fruit and vegetables may be provided by some local preschools and child care facilities. Some even provide homemade meals. ...
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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive 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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Alphabet Soup Day Care Center 
(616) 222-1222
1708 Leonard Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Eastminster Preschool 
(616) 247-0433
1700 Woodward Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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St James Catholic Church & Preschool 
(616) 454-2567
750 1st 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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New Community Church Daycare 
(616) 361-6014
2340 Dean Lake Avenue 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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Covenant Kids Pre-School 
(616) 453-6346
1933 Tremont Boulevard Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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