Due to our response plan to COVID-19. Changes have been made to the opporating procedure of our Child Development Center. Please click on the button bellow to visit our COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Page to see the new updated Student and Adult Policies.

Michelle A. Cossar
Director of Child Programs
616.452.3226 x.3007 or email me

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The forms needed to enroll in the Infant Toddler or Preschool Program can be found in the buttons bellow. Please download and print the form for the program you are interested in. Retun the completed form to our office at: 904 Sheldon Avenue SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507.

If you have any questions please contact us at 616.452.3226, or info@umchousegr.org


The UMCH Child Development Center offers quality development services that employs the High Scope Curriculum, a research-based curriculum, which utilizes best practices for the development of the whole child. The services provide support to a diverse mix of predominantly low-income, at-risk children living in inner-city Grand Rapids. We are committed to our children having equal access to appropriate child development services that are designed to assist them in the becoming developmentally proficient and ready to succeed in school and life.



Our Classes Include:

Infant/Toddlers Care:

6 weeks – 23 months old

2 years old Preschool:

Must be 2 years of age by September 1 of current year

3 years old Preschool:

Must be 3 years of age by September 1 of the current year

4 years 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

Child Programs Event Calendar