Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Grand Rapids Child Care Center and Preschool Informational Policies

For many Grand Rapids child care and daycare centers, tuition is usually due in advance, and payment schedules are typically stated on a payment agreement contract. Parents should clearly identify payment information, schedules and potential late fees when considering a preschool and child care in Grand Rapids MI. Tuition may also be required whether the child is in attendance or is absent. Late fees may also apply for payments not made according to the schedule and your child may not be permitted to attend preschools if the payment becomes delinquent for a certain period. At the discretion of the Grand Rapids child care center, program schedules set up for your child must be maintained. Arrangements for different days and hours must usually be made in advance. For daycare and child care in Grand Rapids MI there will be emergency procedures in place, and practiced on a regular basis. In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. Preschool teachers periodically speak with children about what do in the event of an emergency e.g. fire and will practice drills to ensure children are adequately prepared. Grand Rapids child care options are many and varied. There are child care providers that offer traditional preschool and kindergarten programs, full and half day preschools in Grand Rapids MI, as well as infant care and before and after school care programs. Many Grand Rapids childcare providers offer a specific type of learning approach or combination of learning approaches. For example, there are many child care providers that offer a developmental approach, an approach that is based on helping children thrive in learning and play. Other preschools in Grand Rapids MI offer more formal approaches, including Montessori, Reggio Amelia. For more information about these approaches, please use the Resources section of our website.
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St Mark Lutheran School & Preschool 
(616) 281-7892
1934 52nd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Forest Hills Presbyterian Pre-School 
(616) 957-3239
7495 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Marywood Head Start 
(616) 454-8874
2023 East Fulton Avenue, 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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Hill Child Development Center 
(616) 456-7509
330 Crescent Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
For child care in Grand Rapids parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Alphabet Soup Day Care Center 
(616) 222-1222
1708 Leonard Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Oodles & Noodles Daycare 
(616) 954-3660
2750 Birchcrest Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Heritage Child Development Center 
(616) 819-2606
538 Madison Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
For child care in Grand Rapids it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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Mayfair Christian Daycare 
(616) 458-1009
1738 Lyon Street Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Grand Rapids child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Straight Preschool 
(616) 819-3140
850 Chatham Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Grand Rapids child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Appletree Christian Learning Center 
(616) 447-7837
1935 Monroe Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
For child care in Grand Rapids parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Sacred Heart Day Care & Preschool 
(616) 458-4176
1200 Dayton Street Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
For child care in Grand Rapids parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Southwest Co-Operative Preschool 
(616) 538-6735
3152 Clyde Park Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49509
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Grand Rapids child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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