Forest Hills Public Schools
Child Care/Kids Plus Program
150 Alta Dale Avenue SE
Ada, MI 49301
Office Hours: M-F, 7:20 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Phone: (616) 493-8787
Click here for the Summer Day Camp Program Registration Book
The Forest Hills Child Care Program served over 800 children during the 2012-2013 school year at seven of our elementary schools and our two 5/6 buildings. We also enrolled over one hundred children in our Traditional and Spanish Immersion Preschools. Our goal is to continue providing quality care and learning for more families each year.
We pride ourselves in offering one of the best programs in the area due to the quality of the staff at each of our child care sites. All of our directors and Kindergarten Kids Care leaders are highly qualified–many of whom have their teaching degree or their child care endorsement which enables them to professionally run safe, warm, fun, organized programs. Their dedication to the children they work with is very obvious when you watch them interact with their kids on a daily basis. They continue to learn and improve their programs through various methods of training during the school year.
The aides that assist our directors and Kids Care leaders are also experienced, dedicated staff. The fact that we are competitively priced with other programs in our area, provide flexibility in enrollment schedules, and are able to hold our programs right in a child’s home school also contribute to the popularity of the program for our families.
Before- and/or After-School Program
Fee-based, before- and after-school child care is available at all Forest Hills elementary schools (with the exception of Ada Vista), Central Woodlands, and Northern Trails. This program runs from 6:45 a.m. to start of school and from school dismissal to 6:15 p.m.
Registration in any child care program guarantees full- or half-day child care if needed on non-school days. Please call the Child Care Office at 493-8787 for current fees, availability, and information on the programs.
Information and registration forms are available at the Child Care Office in the Operations Building, 150 Alta Dale SE, or online at the district’s website: fhps.net.
To register, please complete all five forms and fax them to the Child Care Office at 493-8789. A $25 registration fee will be applied to your first bill.
Kindergarten Program At Your Child’s School
A half-day, fee-based Kindergarten Kids Care program is available for all kindergartners and Young 5′s children who are five-years-old by December 1, 2013, available at Ada, Knapp Forest, Meadow Brook, Orchard View, Pine Ridge Schools only. Flexible scheduling allows you to customize the number of days you need. This fun kindergarten program supports social skills and focuses on learning through creative play. There are many opportunities for children to express their creative abilities through crafts, projects, and games. One, half-day per week minimum enrollment is required for at least a two-month duration.
Click here for Powerpoint of Kindergarten Kids Care.
Registration in any of our child care programs guarantees full- or half-day child care on inclement weather and scheduled non-school days. Preregistration is required for when care is needed on scheduled nonschool days. Please call the Child Care Office at 493-8787 for more information and availability. Click here for 2013-2014 child care rates.
Registration forms are available at the Child Care Office in the Operations Building, 150 Alta Dale SE, or at your elementary school. Click here for registration forms. These forms can be printed, filled out, and faxed to us at 493-8789 to complete your registration.
What our families are saying about us:
We survey our parents every year in order to give them the opportunity to make suggestions to help us improve our programs in any area if needed but also to read and share with our staff their positive comments, some of which are are:
“Amazing. The caregivers are warm and loving.”
“We are so lucky to have this program in our school system. It really helps working moms and dads.”
“The child care staff is so friendly and attentive. They are doing a GREAT job!”
“Love the program. We brag about it all the time.”
“My child loves coming to Kids Care. He doesn’t want to leave some days to go to class.”
“Thank you for this program. It has been a very positive and “growing” experience for my daughter.”
“Time to do homework is invaluable.”
“Staff goes above and beyond.”
“You can’t get the same quality service anywhere else.”