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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The Creative Learning Center 
(616) 956-5558
3972 Rowland Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Aquinas College Child Development Center 
(616) 459-0110
640 Fifth Street Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Grand Rapids child care providers often incorporate a daily learning approach and development plans that are carefully crafted to provide a safe environment for children to develop and learn through creative play, age appropriate lesson materials and teacher support and guidance. ...
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St Jude Catholic Church Child Care 
(616) 363-6885
1120 4 Mile Road Ne, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
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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Bear Hugs CDC 
(616) 677-0041
11687 Northwest 8th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  49534
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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Wee Grow & Learn Christian Child Care 
(616) 248-0238
1061 33rd Street Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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Circle of Friends 
(616) 281-5599
1657 Viewpond Drive Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49508
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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St Andrew's School 
(616) 451-8463
302 Sheldon Boulevard Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49503
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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Huron Potowatomi Head Start 
(616) 453-7680
1801 Bristol Avenue 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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Ridgemoor Early Childhood Center 
(616) 819-2950
2555 Inverness Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Pyramid Montessori School 
(616) 956-0466
5125 Cascade Road Se, Grand Rapids, MI  49546
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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Second Congregational Pre-School 
(616) 361-2629
525 Northeast Cheshire Drive, Grand Rapids, MI  49505
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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Straight Preschool 
(616) 819-3140
850 Chatham Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI  49504
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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