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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All Aboard The Learning Train CDC 
(616) 453-4449
11260 Northwest 8th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
When seeking child care in Grand Rapids you should ensure that the provider is licensed and will provide the license number. Preschools are licensed for a specific capacity. ...
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Northwest Cooperative Preschool 
(616) 791-4140
1934 Bridge Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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Mayflower Preschool 
(616) 459-7386
2345 Robinson Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49506
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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New Community Church Daycare 
(616) 361-6014
2340 Dean Lake Avenue Ne, 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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United Methodist Community House 
(616) 452-3226
904 Sheldon Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49507
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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Messiah Lutheran Preschool 
(616) 363-2553
2727 Five Mile Road Ne, 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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West Side Christian School 
(616) 453-3925
955 Westend Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Summer camps are often a great way for kids to spend their summer breaks. Many local preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Grand Rapids will have well-organized camps with appropriate adult supervision. ...
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Kentwood Child Development Center 
(616) 455-5710
5841 Kalamazoo Avenue Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Westminster Child Development Center 
(616) 458-8480
47 Jefferson Avenue Se, 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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Wee Grow & Learn Christian Child Care 
(616) 248-0238
1061 33rd 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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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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Campau Head Start Child Care Center 
(616) 452-9423
2626 Walker Avenue Nw, Grand Rapids, MI  49544
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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