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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Learning Village 
(269) 382-3887
202 Fairfax Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
For child care in Kalamazoo parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Montessori School Pre-School 
(269) 349-3248
750 Howard Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Meadow Trail Preschool 
(269) 375-0943
5559 N 7th Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49009
For child care in Kalamazoo parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Little Treasures Preschool at Haven Church 
(269) 381-2044
5350 North Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
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 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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Milwood Cooperative Pre-School 
(269) 381-6209
3919 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49001
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
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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Small World Christian Pre-School 
(269) 344-4920
2400 Winchell Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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East Side Head Start 
(269) 373-8767
1301 E Main Street, Kalamazoo, MI  49048
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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Westwood Christian Reformed Church Preschool 
(269) 381-8691
620 Northampton Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49006
For child care in Kalamazoo parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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Calico Corners Preschool Daycare and Infant Center 
(269) 345-6901
2323 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI  49008
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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Parchment Methodist Cooperative Preschool 
(269) 349-9194
225 Glendale Boulevard, Kalamazoo, MI  49004
Infant child care in Kalamazoo can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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