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Testimonials

“We continue to value the strong emphasis on education and social readiness. The teachers have been true partners in raising our children and it is with tremendous confidence that we entrust our children into their care each day.” —Holly

“We researched several centers and chose WCDC because of the amazing staff. Several of the teachers have been there for over a decade and their love of children is impressive. All of the teachers in the center made our children feel right at home from day one, and our kids both love attending WCDC. We have been very impressed with the curriculum and enjoy hearing about what the kids learn each day. The teachers provide individualized attention to ensure that our children’s needs are being met, they are very flexible, and the directors are always happy to answer questions that we have. We have also been impressed with the center’s dedication to providing high quality care to low-income families in our area. WCDC has been one of the best things about our move to Grand Rapids!” —Shelly

“My daughter is thriving with the love, attention, and education that the teachers at WCDC have provided. The teachers are incredibly nurturing and attentive to the special needs/basic needs of the children attending their program. I appreciate the opportunity to check in with teachers about how my daughter’s day was. They provide a plethora of learning opportunities, field trips, and fun projects for kids. There are also opportunities for me to get involved with the center and spend time with my child during the day, which is a great opportunity for me to see how my daughter is interacting with her friends and the teachers. I also appreciate the diversity of the center. All in all, I have appreciated the opportunity to send my child to a place where I am confident that she is being cared for and not worry about her. I would recommend WCDC to any parent looking for an excellent daycare/educational program for their children.” —Kirsten

“I loved having a place to send my daughter where I knew for a fact that her safety and well-being were a top priority for her teachers. I sent my daughter to WCDC for almost six years and not a day goes by that I don't thank God for their role in her life. She was well prepared for Kindergarten and continues to excel. I look at WCDC as not just a place to ‘watch’ my child, but honestly love her and help her grow. I look forward to the birth of my son as he will also attend WCDC and get the same great experience as my daughter.” —Jennifer

“I am impressed by the fun-loving family environment that WCDC provides. The teachers are always open and up front about how my child’s day has gone. I also appreciate the slide tuition scale as I am a single mother trying to provide the best for my child and this tuition break allows me to have the best possible care for my child. I also love that WCDC is located in the downtown area so my child can experience the diverse culture both in and around the center.” —Veronica

“I am impressed by the teacher’s communications about my son’s day. They choose language that is positive… even if there may have been a difficult challenge that day. The staff is consistently professional and child-centered.” —Jenny

“Our family joined WCDC shortly before the birth of our second child. We have been delighted to experience more than excellent childcare, but in fact, a true partnership in parenting. The knowledge, experience, and boundless dedication of the staff towards the needs of our children has been counted among the many blessing of our lives. Our children’s lives have been enriched by the many fieldtrips, by the fellowship with children from diverse backgrounds, and by the freedom to play, especially the messy projects that are appropriate and stimulating for them.” —Amy

Tuition

Westminster Child Development Center is committed to providing a high quality childcare program for you family. The sliding fee scale we use is designed to accommodate parents at all levels in a way that, it is hoped, will be fair to all. You will be asked to fill out a declaration form for your total household income. If you are declaring the lowest level, and are not eligible for child care assistance, you will need to provide the center with a copy of your latest income tax return. You are responsible to inform the center of any change in household income.

The tuition rates are as follows:

Infant and Toddler

Annual income Weekly rate Daily rate Enrollment fee Annual fee
$0–$39,999 $204.00 N/A $50.00 $35.00
$40,000 - $79,999 $235.00 N/A $75.00 $45.00
$80,000 and over $245.00 N/A $75.00 $45.00

 

Preschool and school age

Annual income Weekly rate Daily rate
(2 or more days)
Enrollment fee Annual fee
$0–$39,999 $158.00 $45.00 $50.00 $35.00
$40,000 -$79,999 $196.00 $55.00 $75.00 $45.00
$80,000 and over $200.00 $60.00 $75.00 $45.00

 

After School Program

Weekly rate Daily rate
$75.00 $20.00

 

As stated in your contract, tuition remains the same each week for your family. Tuition is charged for holidays and staff in-service days. The center will be closed for emergency weather situations when the Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed. Your account will be billed for these days up through 5 days in a calendar year. If there are more than 5 weather-related emergency closing days, your account will be credited for these additional weather-related days. Families with multiple fulltime children will be offered a 10% discount off the eldest child’s tuition as long as you aren’t receiving an other tuition discounts. The discount will be applied to the lowest tuition rate(s). The discount does not apply to the school age program during the school year. Parents who participate in tuition reimbursement programs need to notify the appropriate agency of this tuition, and are responsible for any co-pays applicable. The enrollment fee will be waived if you receive childcare assistance. We are in our 46th of offering quality programs and are proud of our excellent staff. We appreciate you interest and support of Westminster Child Development Center.