Child Programs

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The UMCH Child Development Center offers quality development services that employs the Creative 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 

  • - NAEYC Accredited  

  • - Full / Part-Time Child care 

  • - Low child-teachers ratios 

  • - Healthy meals and snacks  

  • - Creative Curriculum 

  • - Gym activities  

  • - Outdoor experiences  

  • - Family engagement activities  

  • - Financial assistance and / or programs available to those who qualify 



Alicia MayDirector of Child Development  

616.452.3226 ext.3007