Information for Parents about Grand Rapids MI Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Grand Rapids

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Grand Rapids child care centers however there are strict guidelines that parents must follow. Prescription medication must be in the original container with an unaltered label and have your child's name clearly identified on the label. A Medical Release Form will typically need to be completed that provides details of all medications, dosage and times to be given. Preschools and providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI will only administer "Over the Counter" medication with a doctor's note. Medications must be given directly to the preschool or daycare personnel, and do not leave medication in your child's lunch box or classroom. You should also check with your Grand Rapids child care provider to determine the hours during which they will be able to administer medications. For example some providers of daycare and child care in Grand Rapids MI do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI will have written emergency procedures that are practiced periodically (usually monthly). In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. For Grand Rapids child care centers, teachers discuss emergency preparedness with children on a regular basis. For example they will discuss fire drills, what they will hear, and what they are expected to do. Daycare emergency drills may be carried out on both an informed and surprise basis to ensure that everyone is adequately prepared. Providers of child care in Grand Rapids MI may require that parents provide an emergency kit for their children. Usually these kits will are due on your child's first day of daycare, and will need to be updated yearly. Each Grand Rapids daycare will have different requirements for the contents of the emergency kit. Examples of the contents include: bottled water, granola bars (not chocolate), Kleenex, an index card with your child's contact information and emergency contacts.
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Sacred Heart Day Care & Preschool 
(616) 458-4176
1200 Dayton Street Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
A large number of Grand Rapids child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Ridgemoor Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-2950
2555 Inverness 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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Eastminster Preschool 
(616) 247-0433
1700 Woodward Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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Kelloggsville Christian School 
(616) 534-2101
624 52nd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49548
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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Immanuel-St James Lutheran Pre-School 
(616) 363-0505
2066 Oakwood Avenue Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Our Savior Lutheran School 
(616) 949-0710
1916 Ridgewood Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Kentwood Christian Children's Academy 
(616) 247-5683
3765 Kalamazoo Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Brilliant Beginnings Child Development Center 
(616) 452-7230
2306 McKee Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Cascade Christian Pre-School 
(616) 949-9963
2829 Thornapple River Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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Campau Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 452-9423
2626 Walker Avenue Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49544
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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Second Congregational Pre-School 
(616) 361-2629
525 Northeast Cheshire Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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St Anthony's School ELC 
(616) 453-4062
2510 Richmond Street Nw, 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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