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Child Development Center
United Methodist Community House
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.
We would love to care for your child, but we are currently on a waitlist. If you would like to be added to this list, please choose your location below and click on JOIN OUR WAITLIST.
If you are new to the Y, you must create an account to join our waitlist. There is a $25 non-refundable fee per child to place your child’s name on this waitlist. You would then be notified when an opening becomes available. Questions? Please call (616) 855-9622.
Head Start for Kent County is a non-profit agency that provides holistic, family-centered services at no cost to qualifying families in Kent County, Michigan. Founded in 1991 under the name Michigan Family Resources, the agency receives federal funds to manage both Head Start and Early Head Start programs. These early childhood programs support the well-being and development of children from birth to age five by focusing on education, nutrition, medical and dental care, parent involvement and social services.
Since 1966, CDS has been committed to providing the children and families of Ottawa and Northern Allegan counties with services that help them prepare for their future. Our multiple programs feature research-based curricula designed to teach children the learning and social skills they need to achieve kindergarten readiness. All of our teachers are professionally qualified for preschool education and our dedicated staff work hard to provide a safe and culturally sensitive environment.
Great Start to Quality
Finding and choosing the licensed child care, preschool or school-age only setting that is right for your child and family can be challenging. Great Start to Quality makes your search for licensed child care, preschool and school-age only programs easier, gives you tips to make an informed decision and the confidence of knowing you chose the care in your area that best suits your family’s needs.
State of Michigan Free or Low-Cost Childcare
Need Help Paying for Child Care? More families now qualify for free or low-cost child care for children up to age 12. To participate in the Child Development and Care (CDC) program, you must first qualify and apply at Michigan.gov/MIBridges. More information on eligibility.