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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New Community Church Daycare 
(616) 361-6014
2340 Dean Lake Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Some providers of child care in Grand Rapids require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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Straight Preschool 
(616) 819-3140
850 Chatham Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Some providers of child care in Grand Rapids require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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Eastminster Preschool 
(616) 247-0433
1700 Woodward Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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North Park Christian Pre-School 
(616) 363-6864
500 Northeast N Park Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
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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Grace Church Preschool 
(616) 241-3202
1815 Hall Street 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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Learn and Grow Child Care Center 
(616) 241-6811
3281 Kentland Court Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
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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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Westminster Child Development Center 
(616) 458-8480
47 Jefferson Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Immanuel-St James Lutheran Pre-School 
(616) 363-0505
2066 Oakwood Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Aquinas College Child Development Center 
(616) 459-0110
640 Fifth Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Ridgemoor Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-2950
2555 Inverness Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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