Preschool, K-Prep & Child Care Center

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

Hours of Operation

Preschool: Monday-Thursday
8:00 am- 11:00 am
K-Prep (Early Fives): Monday-Thursday
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm
Lunch Bunch: Monday-Friday
11:00 am-noon

Education Investment 2023-24

K-Prep (Early Fives) PM: $2,365/ year
K-Prep + AM Enrichment: $4,770/year
4-Day Multi-Age PreK: $2,365/ year

Lunch Bunch: $6.00/day

Registration Fees

Current families: $150 per family before March 1st. $200.00 after March 1st.

New families: $200 per family

Lunch Bunch Registration Fee

Holistic Growth

We provide an atmosphere where children are encouraged to grow socially, creatively, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. Our Theme based/Play based Early Learning Curriculum activities includes Math, Early Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, literature exposure, indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, and free play. 

Contact us if you have any questions or want to learn more about our program.
, Program Director
616-243-8998 ext. 204 or

Early Childhood

Our 4-day multi-age 3 – 5-year-old Preschool program is Monday-Thursday from 8:00-11:00 am. Our K-Prep program is Monday-Thursday from 12:00-3:00 pm. We also offer K-Prep + Enrichment for students to be here from 8:00 am- 3:00 pm. Students must arrive prior to our start time at 8:00 am.  Lunch Bunch is an optional opportunity for children to stay for lunch. Students can bring in their own lunch or purchase hot lunch. Children must be completely toilet trained and self-sufficient with bathroom needs to be enrolled in our Preschool programs.  

Age requirements:

  • Multi-Age Program: Children must turn 3 by September 1
  • K-Prep (Y5’s): Children must turn 5 by January 1
  • Kindergarten: Children must turn 5 by September 
Hours of Operation

Preschool: 11:00 am- 5:30 pm
K-8 After School: dismissal until 5:30 pm

Friday Child Care & Day Camps: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Child Care is open on all full days Saint Stephen School is in session, Christmas break, spring break, and summer camp with a minimum enrollment of 5 children.  Child Care is closed on all major holidays and snow days.

Child Care Fees 2023-2024

One Child: $6.50/hour
Two Children: $8.50/hour
Three + Children: $13.25/hour

Friday Preschool Child Care and Day Camp Days: $51.00/full day

$26.50/half day (5 hours or less, morning or afternoon)

Registration Fees

Annual Child Care Registration Fee
$100.00 per family 

Lunch Bunch Registration Fee

June 19- August 10, 2023: Community Based Summer CAmp

June 19- August 10, 2023: 
Community-Based Summer Camp

Join us for summer fun with safe, structured activities to keep minds, bodies, and souls engaged. Spaces are extremely limited for students 3-13 years of age!

Register your campers today by calling 616-243-8998 x204 or inquire via email to

Camp runs Mondays through Thursdays, June 19th-August 10th, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Summer Camp Registration 2023 (1)


We do not provide drop-in care, due to our Child Care license. 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 absences for Preschool Child Care, you will still be charged whether your child attends or not. K-8 After School Care is available for children ages 3-13.  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. 

Registration & Documents

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

Registration Form

File Type


Child Care Center Registration, Fees and Schedule Form

(266 KB, PDF)

Open | Download

Health Validation Form

(145 KB, PDF)

Health Form

(78 KB, PDF)

Child Record Information Form

(16 KB, PDF)

Child Care Handbook

(330 KB, PDF)

Receipt of Handbook Form

(17 KB, PDF)

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