Information for Parents about Kalamazoo MI Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Kalamazoo

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo MI do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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 Kalamazoo 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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Parchment Methodist Cooperative Preschool 
(269) 349-9194
225 Glendale Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
Many Kalamazoo 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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Gagie School Preschool 
(269) 344-6541
530 Whitcomb Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Learning Village 
(269) 382-3887
202 Fairfax Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Kalamazoo 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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East Side Head Start 
(269) 373-8767
1301 E Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49048
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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With Open Arms Child Care 
(269) 345-6115
730 E Cork Street, 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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Little Treasures Preschool at Haven Church 
(269) 381-2044
5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
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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Westwood Christian Reformed Church Preschool 
(269) 381-8691
620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49006
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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Bread & Roses Child Care Center 
(269) 383-9956
915 Sunnock Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
School age after school programs offer many opportunities for children to connect with others. When looking for child care in Kalamazoo, parents should consider what sort of support is provided through after school programs at some daycare facilities and preschools. ...
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Calico Corners Preschool Daycare and Infant Center 
(269) 345-6901
2323 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Natures Way Preschool 
(269) 343-7342
4442 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
A large number of Kalamazoo 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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Small World Christian Pre-School 
(269) 344-4920
2400 Winchell Avenue, 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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Meadow Trail Preschool 
(269) 375-0943
5559 N 7th Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
There are many safety and security features to protect your children at Kalamazoo 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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