Information for Parents about Kalamazoo MI Child Care

Selecting Local Kalamazoo Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Kalamazoo MI encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Kalamazoo MI already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Kalamazoo child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Kalamazoo child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Kalamazoo daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Kalamazoo MI will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Kalamazoo childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Kalamazoo MI recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Kalamazoo daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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Calico Corners Preschool Daycare and Infant Center 
(269) 345-6901
2323 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
When you contact or visit a child care in Kalamazoo 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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Little Treasures Preschool at Haven Church 
(269) 381-2044
5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
If your child is enrolling in a Kalamazoo childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Westwood Christian Reformed Church Preschool 
(269) 381-8691
620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49006
If your child is enrolling in a Kalamazoo childcare center, along with required medical records and registration and material fees, parents submit completed information and permission forms provided in an enrollment package. ...
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Parchment Methodist Cooperative Preschool 
(269) 349-9194
225 Glendale Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
Before visiting a Kalamazoo 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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Small World Christian Pre-School 
(269) 344-4920
2400 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Kalamazoo 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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Learning Village 
(269) 382-3887
202 Fairfax Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
Kalamazoo child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Natures Way Preschool 
(269) 343-7342
4442 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
When considering child care in Kalamazoo, 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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Bread & Roses Child Care Center 
(269) 383-9956
915 Sunnock Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
Most Kalamazoo 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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Meadow Trail Preschool 
(269) 375-0943
5559 N 7th Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
Most Kalamazoo 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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Gagie School Preschool 
(269) 344-6541
530 Whitcomb Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
For child care in Kalamazoo it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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East Side Head Start 
(269) 373-8767
1301 E Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49048
When considering child care in Kalamazoo, 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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Montessori School Pre-School 
(269) 349-3248
750 Howard Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
For child care in Kalamazoo 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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