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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Reach Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 774-0766
551 Henry Avenue Se, 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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Straight Preschool 
(616) 819-3140
850 Chatham 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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Northwest Cooperative Preschool 
(616) 791-4140
1934 Bridge Street Northwest, 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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West Side Christian School 
(616) 453-3925
955 Westend Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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St Mark Lutheran School & Preschool 
(616) 281-7892
1934 52nd Street 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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North Park Christian Pre-School 
(616) 363-6864
500 Northeast N Park Street, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
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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Arts Academy Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 742-0853
644 Grandville Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Shawnee Park Preschool 
(616) 771-3062
2036 Chesaning Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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Brilliant Beginnings Child Development Center 
(616) 452-7230
2306 McKee Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Second Congregational Pre-School 
(616) 361-2629
525 Northeast Cheshire Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Alphabet Soup Day Care Center 
(616) 222-1222
1708 Leonard Street 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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Pyramid Montessori School 
(616) 956-0466
5125 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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