Child Development Center
Welcome to the Child Development Center!
We offer quality early childhood education services using the High Scope Curriculum—a research-based curriculum for the development of the whole child. We are committed to giving all families access to excellent child development services that help prepare children to thrive in school and throughout their lives.
6 weeks – 23 months old
2-Year Old Preschool:
Must be 2 years of age by September 1 of current year
3-Year Old Preschool:
Must be 3 years of age by September 1 of the current year
4-Year Old Preschool:
Must be 4 years of age by September 1 of the current year
- Licensed by State of Michigan
- Full / Part-Time Child care
- Low child-teachers ratios
- Healthy meals and snacks
- High Scope Curriculum
- Brigance and COR Advantage Developmental Screenings
- Gym activities
- Outdoor experiences
- Family engagement activities
- Mindfulness Approach for Self and Classroom Management
Click here to view our complete COVID-19 preparedness and response plan, including the policies in place to keep staff, children, and families healthy and safe.
Connecting with resources within our community is vital. There are so many great organizations to help you as a parent. Here are some of the most common resources that might be helpful. Let us know if there is something else you would like to have on the list.
FOOD/CLOTHING & FOOD PANTRIES
- Cascade Christian Church
- Baxter Community Center
- In the Image
- Salvation Army Fulton Heights Citadel
- Family Now
- Byron Ministries
- Beverly Reformed Church
- Brookside Christian Reformed Church
- St. Mary Magdalen Parish
RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
To enroll your child in the UMCH Child Development Center, simply download and print the enrollment forms for the program of your choice, below. Completed forms should be returned to our main office at
904 Sheldon Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507.
We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about the enrollment process!
Contact Marcy Steenstra by phone at 616-452-3226 x. 3007 or by email.