Enrollment

Enrollment at St. Matthew Christian Child Care begins with a meeting with our director/office administrator and a tour of our facility. During the tour we will discus your families needs and desires for your child's early education experience. You will have a chance to meet our staff, see our classrooms, and ask any questions you may have about our Center.

The following documents are required for enrollment. You may print them at home and bring them in or we can provide you with a folder at the time of your tour.

To complete the enrollment a non-refundable registration fee of $65 is due along with all paperwork (i.e. Registration, Admission Agreement, and Health Appraisal) before we can accept the child/children into our care.

                             

Please call or email us to set up a tour.

(616) 846-4019

director.footsteps@gmail.com

  • School Overview

    The School Overview gives you a snap shot of who we are and the goals we pursue at our Center.

    School Overview

  • Tuition Schedule

    The tuition schedule is based on the age of the children and the amount of time they are at our Center. If you have any questions please contact the office at 616-846-4019.

    Tuition Schedule

  • Registration Form

    We are very excited to get to know you and your child/children. The registration form will start this process. This form tells us some basic information about you and what you need for care. Once this form is turned in to the office with a non-refundable registration fee of $65, we are able to get everything started for your child's care at the Center.

    Registration

  • School Calendar

    Our calendar is based on the Spring Lake School calendar. If the school is closed we do not have preschool, but the Center is still open for care. We also try to include the calendar for West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics for those who may be in that school. This calendar will include activities and field trips. These activities can change as schedules change. 

    School Calendar

  • Admission Agreement

    The admission agreement has everything you need to know about payments and requirements for payments. Please read through this form before signing it. If you have any questions please contact the office at 616-846-4019. Once the form has been signed by the director we are ready to go!

    Admission Agreement

  • Child Intake Form

    Help us get to know your child/children. This form asks some questions that will help your child's teacher better care for them.  This form covers everything from favorite food to allergy information to best calming techniques. Our goal is to give your child the best care possible. Informing us of your tricks helps us do just that.

    Child Intake Form

  • Food Enrollment

    Our Child Care participates in the CACFP food program. We provide breakfast and two snacks. This form helps us comply with regulations to be a part of the CACFP. If you would like more information about the CACFP program please contact the office at 616-846-4019.

    Food Enrollment

  • Photo Release

    We like to keep parents updated with what is going on here at the Center. Photos are a great way to see our activities. As you can see we use photos quite often. This form gives our Center permission to take and use photos in our newsletters, facebook and website. Take a minute to think about it and let us know if we can use photos of your child/children.

    Photo Release

  • Policies

    We have multiple policies to help provide the very best care. A few of our policies are laid out in the following document. Please contact the office at 616-846-4019 with any questions.

    Policies

  • In Case of Illness

    We make every attempt to help curb the spread of illness at the Center. The following document is a policy for missing school due to illness. This can also apply to taking a day away with your child for fun. Communication is key to successful care. If ever there is a major communicable disease (i.e. pink eye, strep throat, etc) it will be posted at the front door so that you are informed to keep a watch for it.

    In Case of Illness

  • Vaccine Recommendations

    Vaccines are very important for Child Care Centers. It is a State rule that children may not attend a Child Care without all of their vaccinations up to date. The following document gives more information about recommended and required vaccines.

    Vaccine Recommendation

  • Health Appraisal

    Our Center needs to know any health issues your child may have. A health appraisal is the best way for us to know this information. We are required by the State to have an up-to-date appraisal for each child in our Center. The following document is a copy of the papers you would need to bring to your pediatrician's office.

    Health Appraisal