Please note: We’ve changed the operating procedures of our Child Development Center due to COVID-19. Please visit our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Page to learn more.

Welcome to the UMCH 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. 

Contact me to learn more:

Marcy Steenstra
Child Development Center Director
616.452.3226 x.3007 or email me

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Our Classes:

Infant/Toddler Care:
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

What We Offer:
  • 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

Enroll Today!

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.

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