Information for Parents about Kalamazoo MI Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Kalamazoo MI

Generally, before starting in a Kalamazoo child care program, parents must complete all paperwork and submit it prior or on the child's first day. Sometimes a Physicians Report may take longer to obtain, and a grace period (e.g. 30 days) may be provided if extra time is needed to arrange a doctor's appointment. The doctor's report will typically identify completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. For daycare and child care in Kalamazoo MI, if these forms are not completed it may result in your child's enrollment being suspended. It is important that parents keep their information up to date at the local Kalamazoo child care office. If you move, change jobs, or phone numbers, or if your emergency contacts should change phone numbers, please let the preschool office know. Parents should review their authorized pick up lists to ensure that it is current in the event that you send someone to pick up your child from preschools or child care in Kalamazoo MI. Even if you send someone to pick up your child, you will have to call the daycare center even if that person is on your child's emergency pick up list.To get your child off to a great start at a daycare in Kalamazoo MI, talk to your child about daycare and all the great things to look forward to. Tell him or her about the wonderful things they are going to explore. Children often enjoy being able to go to the store for a lunchbox and school bag before school begins. Many Kalamazoo daycare centers will offer opportunities for your child to visit before your child starts. Tell your child the teacher's name and remind her/him that you will be coming to pick them up at the end of the day. Separation is natural and affects different children in different ways. For providers of childcare in Kalamazoo MI, on your child's first two days of daycare, 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. Most Kalamazoo child care centers will allow you to make arrangements so that you can spend time in the classroom with them. When it is time to leave, please give your child a clear goodbye. The teachers will take over and engage your child and start developing a relationship and comforting them. Also many daycares in Kalamazoo MI will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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East Side Head Start 
(269) 373-8767
1301 E Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49048
Some providers of child care in Kalamazoo 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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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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Little Treasures Preschool at Haven Church 
(269) 381-2044
5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
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
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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Twin Lakes Cooperative Nursery School 
(269) 382-1158
5475 Ravine Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
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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With Open Arms Child Care 
(269) 345-6115
730 E Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
Many daycare and childcare providers in Kalamazoo provide opportunities for parents to participate in their little one's world by bringing the events of that daily world to the parents through ongoing communication, and through periodic opportunities to volunteer to help or attend a special event at the school. ...
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Bread & Roses Child Care Center 
(269) 383-9956
915 Sunnock Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
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
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Kalamazoo child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Learning Village 
(269) 382-3887
202 Fairfax Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
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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Parchment Methodist Cooperative Preschool 
(269) 349-9194
225 Glendale Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Kalamazoo 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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Meadow Trail Preschool 
(269) 375-0943
5559 N 7th Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
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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Westwood Christian Reformed Church Preschool 
(269) 381-8691
620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49006
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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