Information for 2018-2019
SurroundCare is a before and after school program, as well as full time in the summer 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.
Surround Care Mission The Surround Care mission is to provide quality child care in a loving, Christian environment.
Program Philosophy The Surround Care philosophy is to care for, guide, and encourage God’s children while fostering each child’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development.
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord… Psalm 127:3a
Fee Policy Rates
The before-school Surround Care rate is $3.00 per day and per child. The after-school Surround Care rate is $8.00 per day and per child. This rate means that your Surround Care account will be charged $8.00 whether your child attends after-school Surround Care for one hour or three hours. The rate is the same for any amount of time per day. This rate also means that each family pays the same $8.00 rate per child regardless of birth order.
Payments are due in advance preferably with your schedule submission each Friday. To pay your Surround Care payment, you may pay by check or use the school’s online payment option. To pay by check, please make payments to GHCS and in the memo line designate that the payment is for Surround Care. Please deliver your payments to school’s main office. To pay online, please go to www.grandhavenchristian.org and click on “Payments.” To go directly to the payments webpage, you may also click here. You may also set up automatic withdrawals from your bank account. These withdrawals are made once per month at a fixed withdrawal amount. In order to set up the automatic withdrawals, please visit the main office for a ACH Authorization Form. Then, complete the form and return it to the main office. Surround Care Staff will not accept payments.
Notes: Should your account accrue charges, then you will receive a statement each Friday until the account balance is zero or credited. Please check your email spam for statements. If your account balance accrues over $200, then Surround Care cannot provide care until the balance is paid.
Taxes: Upon request, Surround Care will provide a tax statement for child care payments.
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.
But the Lord's unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in Him. Psalm 32:10b
Questions may be directed to SurroundCare Staff at 616-842-5420 or email@example.com.