DAVID D. HUNTING YMCA CHILD CARE

Child Care

WE PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE THINGS

We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  The Y’s Child Care programs help kids develop strong, positive self-esteem in a warm and nurturing environment.  We offer Full Day Child Care, Before/After School Care, Holiday Break Day Camps, Out of School Day Care, and Summer Day Camp.

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INFANT, TODDLER & PRESCHOOL CARE

We provide infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with a safe and nurturing environment filled with opportunities to grow and explore the world around them with caring professionals. Our engaging curriculum helps children reach developmental milestones and prepares them for academic learning.

Our Benefits
  • Licensed
  • FREE Preschool through our GSRP Classroom
  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Full/Part-Time Child Care
  • Low Child-teacher Ratios
  • Healthy Meals and Snacks
  • Creative Curriculum
  • Swim Lessons for preschoolers
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • All children enrolled full-time receive a free Y youth membership
  • Financial Assistance available to those who qualify
David D. Hunting YMCA Child Development Center
Infant, Toddler & Preschool

Ages: 6 weeks – 5 years old

Hours:  Monday – Friday,

6:00 am – 6:30 pm

475 Lake Michigan Drive

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.855.9625

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YMCA Child Development Center at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids
Infant & Toddler

Ages:  birth – 5 years old

Hours:  Monday – Friday,

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

50 Antoine SW

Grand Rapids, MI  49507

616.426.3581

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FREE PRESCHOOL – GREAT START READINESS PROGRAM

We recognize that success starts early. That is why we are proud to partner with Kent I.S.D. and the State of Michigan to provide families in need free preschool opportunities through our Great Start Readiness locations that offer the same high quality program and benefits as our traditional preschool programs. All children enrolled in our Great Start Readiness Preschool Program receive a FREE Y Family Membership. To be eligible children must turn 4 on or before December 1. You may qualify. Visit freepreschoolkent.org or call 616.447.2409 and request the Y to enroll today.

Great Start Readiness Preschool Program
David D. Hunting YMCA Great Start Readiness Program
Preschool Only Program (Free)

Ages: 4 – 5 years old

Hours*:  Monday – Thursday

6:00 am – 6:30 pm

* Must qualify, call to inquire

475 Lake Michigan Drive

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.855.9558

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YMCA Child Development Center at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids GSRP
Preschool Only Program (Free)

Ages: 4 – 5 years old

Hours*:  Monday – Thursday

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Must qualify, call to inquire

50 Antoine SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

616.855.9558

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YMCA Preschool at Ellington Academy Great Start Readiness Program
Preschool Only Program (Free)

Ages:  4 – 5 years old

Hours*:  Monday – Thursday

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

* Must qualify, call to inquire

600 Burton Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI  49507

616.855.9558

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Visser Family YMCA Great Start Readiness Program
Preschool Only Program (Free)

Ages: 4 – 5 years old

Hours*:  Monday – Thursday

6:00 am – 6:30 pm

* Must qualify, call to inquire

3540 Fairlanes SW

Grandville, MI 49418

616.855.9558

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BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

We provide a reliable, safe, and fun environment for your child to prepare for their school day and unwind from it.  We offer Before/After School Care, Out-of-School Day Care, as well as After School programs. Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.

Our Benefits
  • Licensed
  • Before/After School Care
  • Out of School Days
  • Transportation
  • Low Child-Teacher Ratios
  • Healthy Snacks
  • YMCA After School Curriculum
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • Financial Assistance available to those who qualify
Vista Charter Academy
After School Care

Ages: 5 – 15 years

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

711 32nd St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49548

616.855-9564

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River City Scholars
Before & After School Care

Ages: 5 – 15 years

Hours

Monday Morning: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Monday-Friday Afternoon: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

944 Evergreen St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

616.855-9564

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David D. Hunting YMCA
No School Days and Snow Day Care

Ages: 5 – 15 years

Hours:  Monday – Friday,

6:00 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm

475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.855-9564

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Knapp Charter Academy
After School Care

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

1759 Leffingwell Ave NE,

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

616.855-9564

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Ridge Park Charter Academy
After School Care

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

616.855-9564

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Vanguard Charter Academy
After School Care

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

1620 52nd St SW

Wyoming, MI 49519

616.855-9564

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Excel Charter Academy
After School Care

Ages: 5 – 14 years

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm

4201 Breton Rd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616.855-9564

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Day Camps

Y Day Camps are your camper’s destination for fun, adventure, friendships and opportunities to discover new talents. Led by state-licensed child care staff, day campers will be immersed in exploration and disguised learning activities, all while having fun. Special activities and field trips are planned for each location throughout the summer and holiday breaks.

Our Benefits
  • Licensed
  • Full or Partial Weeks
  • Healthy Meals and Snacks
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • Field Trips
  • Gym Activities
  • Special Theme Weeks
  • Swimming
  • Sports Activities
  • Fun Learning Activities
David D. Hunting YMCA
Holiday Break Day Camps/Summer Break Day Camp

Ages: 5 – 15 years old

Hours: Monday – Friday,

6:00 am – 6:30 pm

475 Lake Michigan Drive

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616.855.9558

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