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Child Care Center

Your child is welcome here!

Our Child Care Center serves families who need a fun, safe, structured environment for their children, ages 3 to 13, before, during, and after school. The child care room provides children a place for imagination and discovery. The gym and playground are also utilized. 

We provide an atmosphere where children are encouraged to grow socially, creatively, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically. Activities include strategic card and board games, literature exposure, team challenges, outdoor games, arts and crafts, homework assistance, and free play.

Contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about our program.
, Program Director
616-243-8998 ext. 216 or

Hours/Days of Operation

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Morning Before School Care will not be provided. 
Preschool Child Care hours: 11:00 am- 5:30 pm
K-8 After School Care hours: dismissal until 5:30 pm

Child Care is open on all full days St. Stephen School is in session and non-school days, 8:00 am-5:30 pm. Child Care is closed on all major holidays and snow days.  


One Child: $5.50/hour
Two Children: $7.50/hour
Three + Children: $9.50/hour

Friday Preschool Child Care and Day Camp Days: $48.00/full day
$25.00/half day (5 hours or less, morning or afternoon)

Annual Child Care Registration Fee
$75.00 per family 

Lunch Bunch Registration Fee

Registration and Important Documents

If you would like to enroll your child(ren), the following forms need to be completed for each child:

Child Care Center Registration, Fees and Schedule Form  (266 KB, PDF)
Health Validation Form (145 KB, PDF)
Health Form  (78 KB, PDF)
Child Record Information Form (16 KB, PDF)
Receipt of Handbook Form (17 KB, PDF)
Covid-19 Preparedness & Response Plan (347 KB, PDF)

Please submit completed forms and the Annual Child Care Registration Fee (checks made payable to St. Stephen School) to the school office. Students will not be able to begin care until forms are submitted AND approved.


We are no longer able to provide drop-in care, due to added measures in our Covid-19 Preparedness and Response plan. We require set schedules per week. Because your child's place is being reserved and aides hired accordingly, refunds or credits cannot be given when your child is absent due to illness, change of schedule, etc. For extended Preschool Child Care, you will still be charged whether your child attends or not. K-8 After School Care students, if your child does not attend on a scheduled day, you will be charged a fee of one hour. If you end up needing extra days, check with the director. If there is space available, we will be glad to accommodate you.