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Childcare Center

Taking Care of Working Families

At Richmond Community Schools, we understand the unique challenges faced by working families in balancing career commitments and childcare needs. Our commitment to providing Before, During, and After School Childcare is rooted in the belief that every family deserves the support and peace of mind that comes with reliable and high-quality childcare services. We recognize the importance of offering flexible care options to accommodate diverse work schedules, ensuring that parents can pursue their professional endeavors with confidence, knowing that their children are in a safe and nurturing environment. Our goal is to alleviate the stress of juggling work and family life by providing a seamless and enriching childcare experience, fostering a sense of community and support for every working family we serve. At Richmond Community Schools, we are dedicated to empowering families by offering a trusted and dependable childcare solution that complements their busy lives.

Childcare Center Hours and Rates

Duration

Price

6:30 AM - 7:50 AM

$ 4.50 an hour

10:50 AM - 2:50 PM

$ 4.50 an hour

2:50 PM - 6:00 PM

$ 4.50 an hour

Before-School Childcare Program

Welcome to our Before-School Childcare Program at Richmond Community Schools, tailored to meet the needs of families requiring early morning childcare support. Our program opens its doors at 6:30 am, providing a secure and nurturing environment for students before the official start of the school day. This flexible service continues until the commencement of regular school hours, ensuring parents have a reliable solution to accommodate their busy schedules.

To ensure a seamless experience and maintain the highest standards of care, student registration is a prerequisite for participation in our Before-School Childcare Program. This not only allows us to uphold optimal staff-to-child ratios but also enables us to tailor our services to the specific needs and preferences of each family.

Recognizing the importance of a nutritious start to the day, we are pleased to offer breakfast as part of our Before-School Childcare Program. This ensures that students not only have a safe and engaging environment before school but also begin their day with the energy and sustenance needed for optimal focus and learning.

Enroll your child in our Before-School Childcare Program today, and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child is in caring hands during those crucial early morning hours. We look forward to providing a positive and enriching start to each school day for your family.

Mid-Day Childcare Program

Introducing Mid-Day Childcare at Richmond Community Schools, a tailored solution for families seeking comprehensive care beyond the morning preschool hours. Our Mid-Day Childcare program runs from 10:50 am to 2:50 pm, seamlessly bridging the gap between the morning preschool session and the end of the school day. To ensure a well-rounded experience, students engage in a structured routine that includes a nutritious lunch, followed by a rest time to recharge their energy for the afternoon ahead.

During the afternoon session, our dedicated team of childcare professionals guides students through a variety of enriching activities. From fostering creativity through art projects to encouraging social interactions and imaginative play during free playtime, our Mid-Day Childcare program is designed to cater to the diverse interests and developmental needs of each child. Additionally, we emphasize the importance of physical activity with opportunities for large motor movement, promoting both physical health and gross motor skill development.

To participate in our Mid-Day Childcare program, students must be registered, ensuring that we can maintain a safe and supportive environment for all participants. This program not only addresses the logistical needs of working families but also prioritizes the holistic development and well-being of each child in our care. Explore the benefits of Mid-Day Childcare at Richmond Community Schools, where we strive to create a nurturing and engaging environment for continued growth and learning.

After-School Childcare Program

Welcome to our After-School Latchkey Program at Richmond Community Schools, where we understand the importance of providing a reliable and supportive childcare solution for families with busy schedules. Tailored for those who require care from the conclusion of the school day until 6:00 pm, our After-School Latchkey Program offers a secure and enriching environment for students during these critical hours.

Operational immediately after school dismissal, our program ensures a seamless transition for students from their academic day to a supervised and engaging afternoon. To participate, students must be registered, allowing us to maintain appropriate staff-to-child ratios and provide personalized attention to each participant. This commitment to registration not only prioritizes safety but also allows us to tailor our offerings to the unique needs and preferences of the families we serve.

Throughout the After-School Latchkey Program, students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities that promote both recreation and learning. From homework assistance to organized games, creative arts and crafts, and recreational activities, our dedicated team of childcare professionals ensures that every child has a well-rounded and enjoyable experience.

We recognize that the hours between school dismissal and 6:00 pm are crucial for families, and our After-School Latchkey Program is designed to provide a dependable and supportive extension of your child's school day. Join us at Richmond Community Schools, where we prioritize the well-being and development of every child, offering a safe and nurturing space for continued growth and enrichment. Enroll your child today to experience the benefits of our After-School Latchkey Program.

Your Child’s Unique Experience

What will my child experience while attending Richmond Community Schools childcare?

  • Pizza parties on half days of school

  • Yearly Halloween celebration

  • Valentines' celebration

  • Daily recess

  • Engage in art activities

  • End of the year celebration

  • Team building activities

  • Learning with technology (supervised in computer lab)

  • Homework assistance

  • Cared for by a loving and caring staff of qualified employees

Registration Requirements

A $25.00 non-refundable per child registration fee is due at the time of registration. Discounts for families with multiple children are not available. 

Childcare Payments

Streamlining the administrative aspect of our childcare services, Richmond Community Schools is proud to provide an effortless and convenient online payment method through ProCare. We understand the importance of simplicity in managing childcare expenses, and our partnership with ProCare ensures a hassle-free experience for parents. To enroll and take advantage of this efficient payment system, please visit the link below. Payments for childcare bills can be conveniently settled either from any invoice that has been e-mailed to you or by visiting the user-friendly My ProCare website. This secure and accessible online platform empowers parents to manage payments with ease, contributing to a seamless childcare experience at Richmond Community Schools. We prioritize your convenience and aim to make every aspect of childcare as straightforward as possible, so you can focus on what matters most—your child's well-being and growth.

For any billing inquiries, assistance with paying bills, or obtaining payment information, please feel free to reach out to Patricia Diaz, our dedicated Accounts Payable professional at the Business Office, located in the Board Office. Patricia is here to provide support and address any financial-related questions you may have, ensuring a smooth and transparent process for all your childcare payment needs. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our priorities, and Patricia is ready to assist you with any payment-related matters.

Patricia Diaz

Purchasing and Accounts Payable Coordinator

(586) 727-3565, ext. 6042

pdiaz@richmond.k12.mi.us