Child Care Program
In order to best support and serve our families, ACS offers a year-round child care program for children three years of age and older.
It is our goal to provide your child with a safe, secure, and stimulating experience in a Christ-centered environment. Our program offers each preschool — grade 5 child supervised care and fun through crafts, computer time, indoor and outdoor play, movies, and other activities. In addition, each child will have time to work on homework and get questions answered about their assignments.
The child care program is for families with current or future ACS students. Prices are set with the understanding that families also pay tuition for education. The facility is licensed by the State of Michigan, and appropriate background checks are done on all employees to ensure we have the best staff possible. The most important characteristics that we look for in childcare staff are that they love kids and love God — making this an awesome program!
Please print the enrollment form, fill it out, and return it, along with the $30 enrollment fee, to the ACS office. Please do not fill in the space for your child’s teacher. We will fill that out when class lists are made.
To learn more, please connect with Mrs. Kelsey Post, child care director, or call the Childcare Office at 616-895-5107.
Billing occurs monthly on the first Friday of the month. Payments are due within two weeks of billing. Families will not be charged for care during scheduled school breaks (unless utilizing care during that time), during school closings (unless signed up for care), or when children are sick (prior notification is required). Families will be charged for missing child care on contracted days for other instances, including family vacations during school days. Two free personal days are allowed, as long as you notify the Childcare Director.
24-hour notice is required for those who need care on a drop-in basis to ensure space is available.
Snow Day: At least six ACS students need to be pre-enrolled for snow day care to be offered for the next school year. We will update you in the fall (at the latest) regarding this option. The snow day maximum cap per family is $70.
School Delays: Your child(ren) must be on the schedule for Before School Care or All Day Care to be able to have care guaranteed for a school delay. If you have an emergency and need care, please call ahead to see if there is space available.
There will be childcare available during most school vacation times. We must have at least six ACS students pre-enrolled to offer childcare during vacations. These breaks include the CEA Convention in October, the day before Thanksgiving, part of Christmas break, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
Snacks are provided to children enrolled in Before School Care and All-Day Care. Parents need to pack lunches for students who are in care at lunchtime, unless their child is part of the hot lunch program.
Sign-In/Pick Up: Attendance is taken daily to officially sign children into Childcare. Parents are required to sign out each child from the program. Teachers and office staff will have record of which children attend the program and when they attend in order to ensure safe arrival to our room.
Attendance: Parents must notify the Childcare office (616-895-5107) or the Program Director before the end of the school day if child(ren) will not attend the program on that given day.
Attendance messages cannot be relayed through teachers.
Parents must notify the Childcare office (616-895-5107) or the Program Director before the end of the school day if someone other than a legal guardian is providing picking up.
Please ensure that if anyone other than the legal guarding is providing pick-up for your child(ren), they are
- listed on your child(ren)’s information sheet, and
- have a photo ID available for the childcare staff.
Meet the Director!
Mrs. Kelsey Post
"My goal as Childcare Director is to show God’s love in all my actions and help children learn to do the same. I am very excited to be part of a community that strives to teach children about God in every aspect of life and also using the child’s God-given abilities to do so."