June – August 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM daily
Home Away from Home
The summer program is as much like home as possible. We have a class for preschool age children between 2 ½ – 5 years old and two classes for school age children. The classes are structured enough so that the children enjoy classroom activities and outside play which include water play and some field trips. Preschool-age groups will venture to the local library and one other field trip each week during the summer program. School-age children will experience at least 3 or more field trips a week to local venues. Grand Rapids YMCA summer swim lessons, dance lessons and elementary tutoring are offered through the center at an additional charge.
Preschool-age “Starfish” Calendar: Preschool Age August 2017 Calendar
School-age Pre-Kindergarten – Sixth Grade Calendar: School Age August 2017 Calendar
The Preschool and Child Care Center participates in the State of Michigan Child Care Food Program and follows all guidelines set forth by the State of Michigan with regard to nutrition, menu planning, serving sizes and preparation. The center employs a nutritionist that plans and implements all meals at the center. The nutritionist consults with a registered dietician monthly to insure all Michigan Child Care Food Program guidelines are being followed closely.
Each day we offer breakfast at 8:30am, a morning snack, hot lunch at noon and afternoon snack. All snacks consist of at least two of the four food groups while breakfast and lunch consist of all 4 food groups at each meal. All food costs are included in the daily cost of care for each child.