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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Milwood Cooperative Pre-School 
(269) 381-6209
3919 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
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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Montessori School Pre-School 
(269) 349-3248
750 Howard Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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East Side Head Start 
(269) 373-8767
1301 E Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49048
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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Natures Way Preschool 
(269) 343-7342
4442 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Bread & Roses Child Care Center 
(269) 383-9956
915 Sunnock Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
Kalamazoo 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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Small World Christian Pre-School 
(269) 344-4920
2400 Winchell Avenue, 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
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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Calico Corners Preschool Daycare and Infant Center 
(269) 345-6901
2323 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Parchment Methodist Cooperative Preschool 
(269) 349-9194
225 Glendale Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
Childcare programs in Kalamazoo 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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Westwood Christian Reformed Church Preschool 
(269) 381-8691
620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49006
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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Twin Lakes Cooperative Nursery School 
(269) 382-1158
5475 Ravine Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
Parents are welcome to bring cereal or other simple breakfast food for their child/children at many Kalamazoo child care facilities and preschools; often they will gladly provide milk and a helping hand. ...
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Gagie School Preschool 
(269) 344-6541
530 Whitcomb Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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