Find a Quality Daycare Center Near You With Our List
As parents, we want to be sure our kids are safe and well taken care of when they are away from home, so finding the right daycare center is an important, and sometimes daunting, task.
If this is your first time looking for child care, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover all that child care centers have to offer.
Many provide indoor and outdoor learning opportunities, daily reports on your child’s day and even the ability to watch your child remotely while they are at child care!
Check out some of the many child care options our community offers below.
It is the user’s responsibility to thoroughly investigate and research potential child care providers. While we only list child care options that claim to be licensed, we do not ask for proof of licensing to be in this guide. Inclusion in this guide does not indicate endorsement by grkids.com. Grand Rapids Kids is providing this Child Care Guide for informational purposes only.
Featured Grand Rapids Daycare Centers
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Infants, Age 1, Age 2, Age 3, Age 4, Age 5, Age 6 and up
AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool provide the highest quality educational programming in a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment that earns the trust of the children and families they serve.
Families enjoy “visiting” their child through the live video feed and receiving real-time daily reports.
They care for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years old with a specialized curriculum for infants, toddlers, pre-k, and school age.
Age 0-1, Age 2, Age 3, Age 4, Age 5, Age 6+
Great Start to Quality is committed to helping Michigan families find childcare that fits their budget and schedule. Parents can use Great Start to Quality as a tool to help look up and compare early childhood programs to find the best childcare. Children learn so much in their first five years. The foundation is set for children to be successful in school, work, and life when they have a safe place to learn, explore, and build relationships. Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system that evaluates the quality of licensed programs, for children 0-12.
Age 2, Age 3, Age 4, Age 5, Age 6+
West Side Christian School roots and grows children, including our Little Sprouts, in Jesus Christ and the Bible.
Little Sprouts learn and play in our nature preserve, outdoor playscape, massive playground and garden. As part of the larger WSCS community, Little Sprouts attend school chapels, host guest readers from elementary classrooms and often cheer on WSCS sports teams at home games.
Little Sprouts can also attend onsite Preschool, Nature Preschool, or Young 5s programs in conjunction with childcare. We offer before, during, and after school care and summer care options.
Year-round, quality, Christian childcare for children ages 2 and up.
Age 0-1, Age 2, Age 3, Age 4, Age 5, Age 6+
Milestones Child Development Center is locally owned and offers 4 program locations in Cascade, Caledonia, Belmont and Portage.
Open since 2005, Milestones enriches each child’s life with intentional educational techniques, authentic experiences all while providing a nurturing and safe environment.
Milestones state of the art facilities offer secure buildings, warm interiors and expansive natural playgrounds.
The Best Daycare Centers in Grand Rapids That Families Love
When I was searching for a daycare facility while pregnant with my first child, I constantly asked everyone I knew what daycare center their kids went to and if they loved it. A recommendation from a fellow parent was worth its weight in gold to me.
Earlier this year, parents voted on their favorite places to play and live life in greater Grand Rapids. Parents told us the most loved daycare facilities in the area, so if you are also in the hunt for a great daycare center, here are recommendations from parents just like you.
Love this list? Check out our full report on all the local things that families love here.
NOTE: We do recognize that there are many in-home facilities offering FANTASTIC child care in our area as well. As these facilities are usually quite small, it did not work to include them in the city & region-wide voting that took place to compile these results- that is why this article focuses on daycare centers.
Winner: Milestones Childhood Development Center
Favorite Grand Rapids Daycare Centers
1. Milestones Child Development Center
2. AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care & Preschool
3. All Saints Academy Elementary
4. Treehouse Child Care (Grandville Public Schools)
5. Big Steps Little Feet (Ada)
6. The Goddard School For Early Child Development
7. Tutor Time
8. Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center
9. Adventures Learning Centers
10. Childtime Learning Centers
☆ Grandtastic Winner
About Milestones Child Development Center
Milestones Child Development Center offers 5 program locations in Cascade, Caledonia, Belmont, Portage and Grandville.
Open since 2005, Milestones enriches each child’s life with intentional educational, authentic experiences all while providing a nurturing and safe environment.
Milestones' state of the art facilities offer secure buildings, warm interiors and expansive natural playgrounds.
☆ Grandtastic Winner
About AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool
Providing high-quality childcare and early education in a safe nurturing environment where your child can learn, grow, and thrive socially and academically. Visit your child anytime online using the Livestream video feed and receive daily activity reports online, in real-time with our electronic daily reports.
T E S T I M O N I A L
"We have had nothing but a wonderful experience. We love the app so we can see our child on camera anytime and the staff is wonderful. Very safe environment." - Monroe School Parent
More Child Care Options
- Adventures Learning Centers Child Care
- Aldersgate Center for Child Development
- Baxter’s Child Development Center
- Bethlehem Intergenerational Center
- Bright Horizons at Spectrum
- Caledonia YMCA Child Development Center
- Cascade Christian Church Child Development Center
- Childtime Learning Centers
- David D Hunting YMCA Child Development Center
- Everyday Wonders Educare
- Explore and Grow Christian Learning Center
- Generations Child Development Center at Mary Free Bed YMCA
- Grand Rapids Community College Early Childhood Programs/Center
- Grand Valley State University Children’s Enrichment Center
- Grandville Public Schools Treehouse Child Care
- Immanuel St. James Lutheran Early Childhood Center
- Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center
- Lakeshore Little People’s Place
- Little Smiles Daycare
- Mayfair Christian Daycare
- Orchard Hill Christian Preschool and Child Care Center
- Rainbow Child Care Center
- Stepping Stones Montessori School
- The Goddard School
- The Playful Garden Child Care
- Tutor Time
- YMCA Child Development Center at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids
- Zeeland Public Schools Z-KIDS Child Care