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Kids Care at GRCS

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Grand Rapids Christian Schools provides quality Before and After School Care for students at our Iroquois, Evergreen, and Rockford Christian campuses. In our supervised, licensed childcare programs we offer snack time, craft time, playground/gym time, and homework time.

At our Iroquois campus, Lunch Bunch is additional time that is added to your preschooler’s day and is available for half-day preschool students.  At Rockford Christian, Kids Club is offered to preschool and kindergarten students needing care during the day when they are not in school.

PLEASE NOTE: Kids Care is available on school days only. We are closed before school when there is a snow day or a two-hour delay. We are closed after school on half days of school.

To complete your registration please submit both the Kids Care Registration and the State of Michigan Form either online or in the school office. There is an annual $30 registration fee per family to use Kids Care. 

KIDS CARE OPTIONS & INFORMATION

IROQUOIS & EVERGREEN

GRCES Kids Care Information

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Kids Care is the before and after school care program for children attending Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School and Preschool.

LOCATION

  • Kids Care is offered at both our Iroquois and Evergreen campuses. 
  • Lunch Bunch is offered on Wednesdays at the Iroquois campus only. 
  • Depending on interest, additional days may be offered.

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Before School: 7:00am - 8:20am
  • Lunch Bunch: 11:00am - 12:05 am on Wednesdays. *Additional days depending on interest
  • After School: 2:50pm - 6:00pm

Kids Care is open on days that Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School is in session, including Evergreen flex weeks.  Kids Care will not be offered after school on half days.  Kids Care will not be offered before school if there is a two-hour delay issued.  Lunch Bunch will not be offered on half days.

GRCES Kids Care Scheduling

SCHEDULING

  • Please do not delay in completing your registration as classroom space will be filled on a first come first served basis.
  • To secure specific days, you must request those days on your registration form.
  • Families who use Kids Care on an as needed basis must confirm space availability at least 48 hours prior to each use.
  • To confirm space availability, contact Michelle Ogdahl at mogdahl@grcs.org or call 616-574-6565.
  • If your child arrives at Kids Care without prior confirmation or on a day they are not scheduled to be there, you will receive a phone call to pick up your child in the school office.
  • If your child is not picked up in the office by 3:30pm, you will be charged $20 for school age and $25 for preschool age children for that day and will need to pay at pick up.

GRCES Kids Care Rates and Fees

RATES

  • REGISTRATION: $30 per family per school year (this is non refundable)
  • Bills will be sent on a monthly basis.  You will be billed for the days that you have reserved to secure your child's place in the program.
  • Families with multiple children will be given a 10% discount for a 2nd child and a 20% discount for additional children enrolled in Kids Care after the 2nd child.  
  • There are no discounts on Lunch Bunch.
  • Example Schedule Tuition Rates
    (Based on $5/hr)
    • Before School M-F: $875/year
    • Before School MWF: $525/year
    • Lunch Bunch W: $175/year
    • After School M-F: $1,750/year
    • After School MWF: $1,550/year
    • Before School M-F:
  • K-4 As Needed Rates
    • Before School: $8
    • After School: $8/hr
  • Preschool As Needed Rates
    • Before School: $10
    • After School: $10/hr
    • Lunch Bunch: $10, Wednesdays 11:00-12:05pm (*Depending on interest additional days will be offered)

FEES

  • A $20 per day fee for school age and $25.00 per day fee for preschool age children will be charged for unscheduled drop-ins.
  • A $15 late fee will be charged per child for each additional 10-minute increment when students are not picked up by 6:00 pm.
  • A $20 late fee will be charged to accounts with a balance over 30 days.
  • A $30 fee will be charged to your account for returned checks.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • After your registration has been processed you will receive an email with a link to setup an account with your online payment option.

  • Families that do not want to pay online must contact Michelle Ogdahl in the Kids Care office to make other arrangements.  

  • Billing questions may be director to Michelle Ogdahl at mogdahl@grcs.org or 616-574-6556.

GRCES Kids Care Registration

All Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School families are welcome to sign up for Kids Care.  To register for Kids Care, you must complete the following:

  1. Registration form ONLINE or PAPER COPY
  2. State of Michigan Child Information Form for each child.
  3. Pay the annual $30 non-refundable per family registration fee.
  4. Once registration has been processed, you will receive an email with a link to sign up for online payments.

Unregistered families who need to use Kids Care in an emergency situation may request a one-time grace period from the Kids Care billing office before being charge the registration fee.  Families will, however, be charged a $20 fee for school age and $25 for preschool age children.  Payments will need to be paid when the child is picked up from kids care.

State of Michigan Form

Please complete the State of Michigan Child Information Form for EACH child you are registering.

State of Michigan
Child Information Form

ROCKFORD

Rockford Kids Care Information

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Kids Care is the before and after school care program for children attending Rockford Christian School.

HOURS OF OPERATION

  • Before School: 7:30am - 8:40am
  • Kids Club: 8:40am - 3:15am
  • After School: 3:15pm - 6:00pm

Kids Care is open on days that Rockford Christian School School is in session.  Kids Care will not be offered before school if there is a two-hour delay issued.  Kids Care will not be offered on half days.

Rockford Kids Care Scheduling

SCHEDULING

Families who would like to use Kids Care on an as needed basis, must confirm space availability 24 hours prior to each use.  To confirm space availability, contact Karla Radius in the office at kradius@grcs.org.  If the program is full and you have not reserved space, you will receive a phone call to pick up your child.

Rockford Kids Care Rates and Fees

RATES & FEES

  • REGISTRATION: $30 per family.  This fee is a one-time charge per family per school year.  It is non refundable and covers all Kids Care programs.
  • KIDS CARE: $5/hr
  • Kids Care attendance is billed by the half hour.  Minimum cost per use is $5.
  • Families with multiple children will be given a 10% discount for a 2nd child and a 20% discount for additional children enrolled in Kids Care after the 2nd child.  
  • A $20 late fee will be charged to accounts with a balance over 30 days.
  • A late fee of $1/minute per child will charged when students are not picked up by 6:00 pm.
  • A $30 fee will be charged to your account for returned checks.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Payments can be made by cash or check.
  • Checks should be made payable to RCS and may be dropped off at the school office. 
  • Billing questions may be directed to Karla Radius at kradius@grcs.org.

Rockford Kids Care Registration

All Rockford Christian School families are welcome to sign up for Kids Care.  To register for Kids Care, you must complete the following:

  1. Registration form ONLINE or PAPER COPY
  2. State of Michigan Child Information Form for each child.
  3. Pay the annual $30 non-refundable per family registration fee.

Families must register and notify the Kids Care staff of their intended schedule 48 hours prior to using the program

Unregistered families who need to use Kids Care in an emergency situation may request a one-time grace period from the Kids Care billing office before being charge the registration fee.  You will however be charged for your child's time in the program.  Registration and billing questions may be director to Karla Radius at kradius@grcs.org.

State of Michigan Form

Please complete the State of Michigan Child Information Form for EACH child you are registering.

State of Michigan
Child Information Form


 

GET IN TOUCH

IROQUOIS & EVERGREEN

Michelle Ogdahl

Iroquois Campus

1050 Iroquois Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.6500
Fax:  616.574.6510

Evergreen Campus

1630 Griggs St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Phone: 616.574.5900
Fax:  616.574.5910

ROCKFORD

Karla Radius

Rockford Christian

6060 Belding Road NE
Rockford, MI 49341
Phone: 616.574.6400
Fax:  616.874.9932