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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Southwest Co-Operative Preschool 
(616) 538-6735
3152 Clyde Park Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49509
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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Wellerwood Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-3683
800 Wellerwood Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Aquinas College Child Development Center 
(616) 459-0110
640 Fifth Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
If you are a busy working parent, there are many local facilities that provide after school programs for school age children. These programs include help with homework, healthy snacks, indoor enrichment and physical activities. ...
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Messiah Lutheran Preschool 
(616) 363-2553
2727 Five Mile Road Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
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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Ridgemoor Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-2950
2555 Inverness Se, 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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United Methodist Community House 
(616) 452-3226
904 Sheldon Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49507
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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St James Catholic Church & Preschool 
(616) 454-2567
750 1st Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Sacred Heart Day Care & Preschool 
(616) 458-4176
1200 Dayton Street Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Grand Rapids including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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Kelloggsville Christian School 
(616) 534-2101
624 52nd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
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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The Creative Learning Center 
(616) 956-5558
3972 Rowland Drive Se, 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
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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Laugh & Learn Child Care Center 
(616) 791-0099
3950 Lake Michigan Drive Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
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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