Surround Care

Information for 2016-17

SurroundCare is a full time, year-round childcare program offered at Grand Haven Christian School. We are licensed by the State of Michigan to care for children aged 2 years, 6 months, (must be potty trained), through age 12. We accept children from any family seeking quality childcare in a Christian environment, regardless of their enrollment status at GHCS.

The mission of SurroundCare is to provide quality childcare in a loving, Christian environment. We encourage children to safely explore and learn about God’s creation – and seek to help them discover God’s presence around them every day.

During the day, children participate in both large and small group activities. Small groups include learning centers, puzzles, games and free play. Large group activities include music, movement and circle time (calendar, stories, devotions, songs and prayer). We offer a wide variety of toys and games, which provide opportunities for children to interact with each other and caregivers, throughout the day. Other activities include; crafts, rest time, children’s videos, time in the computer lab, in the gym and on the playground. A quiet time is provided after school for children to complete homework assignments, or just ‘decompress’ from the events of the day.

On regular school days:

  • Care is available before, during and after school
  • Hand-to-hand drop-off and/or pick-up for pre-schoolers and young fives is provided
  • Care may be pre-scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • ‘Drop in’ care (which is not pre-scheduled) is allowed ONLY between 7:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., as long as sufficient staff is available to maintain required child-to-caregiver ratios.
  • Hot lunch and milk are available for purchase
  • Snacks are provided in the morning and in the afternoon.
  • After School care charges for young fives and up begin at 2:45pm. Students attending after school may bring their own snacks to supplement what we offer.

On non-regular or no school days:

  • Care is available on half days, (after school care begins at 11:15am), late starts and weather delays.
  • Days off initiated by the school, (teacher work days, etc.) and snow days, (unless blizzard or other unsafe conditions are declared by the local weather service)
  • During Christmas and Spring Breaks, when minimum number are scheduled in advance.

Care Rates

Care Rates

1st Child

2nd Child Add

3 + Children Each Add

 

Enrolled

Non-Enrolled

Enrolled

Non-Enrolled

Enrolled

Non-Enrolled

Hourly Care

$4.50

$5.50

$3.50

$4.50

$2.50

$3.50

Daily Care

$32

$42

$24

$34

$16

$26

Weekly Care

$150

$170

$110

$150

$75

$130

"Surrounding your children with care - before, during and after school" Summer SurroundCare is also available. It is run as a day camp with varied themes, fun activities, projects and field trips. Registration for summer care will be available in early spring.

Behold, children are an heritage from the Lord… 
-Psalm 127:3a

Questions may be directed to SurroundCare Staff at 616-842-5420 or surroundcare@grandhavenchristian.org.