Find the right child care fit

Joanne's Tot Stop
Children at Joanne's Tot Stop in Walker

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) If you have young children, you know there are many different types of child care. Making sure you find the right one for your family is very important!

In Home

Joanne’s Tot Stop in Walker is one of the top in-home child care centers in Kent County. Joanne strives to meet the highest program industry standards so children can reach their highest potential to succeed in school and life. She cultivates a loving and supportive environment that encourages learning and play.

Joanne encourage parents to look for a rich environment with stimulating activities when they’re searching for child care.

Child Care Center

A larger child care center like AppleTree offers care for children infant through school age. The classrooms are divided according to age and the day is structured like school, yet is age appropriate. The staff at AppleTree strive to make sure they’re doing kindergarten preparation. The kids come not just for care, but also for education.

AppleTree encourages parents to tour the facility if they’re interested, and make sure it aligns with their expectations and values. Meet the teachers, spend time in the classroom, and look at the curriculum to make sure it’s a good fit for the long term.

Start your child care search by visiting the Great Start to Quality website. You can search for child care by your zip code, the type of child care you’re looking for, or the name of a specific program.

>>> Great Start to Quality Program Quality Indicators

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