It Takes a Village – Childcare Guide

As a parent, finding the right daycare center for my child was one of the hardest and most important decisions I made. There are many factors to consider when choosing where your child will go and thankfully, just as many options available.

If your family is in search of a daycare center, check out our listings of centers throughout the greater Kalamazoo area. And if you are new to the daycare center enrollment process, many centers fill up quickly, so it’s best to begin your search as soon as possible.

In this guide, you’ll find everything from full-time daycare for infants to after school daycare for kids.

Also, make sure to review our Preschool Guide for additional options.

It is the user’s responsibility to thoroughly investigate and research potential childcare providers. While we only list childcare options that claim to be licensed, we do not ask for proof of licensing to be in this guide. Inclusion in this guide does not indicate endorsement by KZOOkids.com. This Childcare Guide is for informational purposes only.

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  • Gilden Woods – Kalamazoo: 4620 Arboretum Parkway | 269-389-0118 | Email
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    AppleTree – Otsego: 909 Dix Street | 269-692-3675 | Email

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Kalamazoo Area Daycare Centers

Bullfrogs and Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool 

5902 S. 12th Street, Kalamazoo, 49009 | 269-488-2120 | info@bullfrogkids.com
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 6 AM to 6 PM

Calico Corner Daycare 
2323 Stadium Drive  Kalamazoo, 49008 | 269-345-6901 | marymh22@yahoo.com
Ages | Six weeks to 12 Years
Hours |  Daycare: 7 AM – 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Preschool: 9 AM to noon, 7 AM – 6 PM

Child Development Center (CDC) – Borgess
1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, 49001 | 269-226-6714 | borgessc@cdc-mi.org
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 5:45 AM to 6 PM

Child Development Center (CDC) – Evergreen
2121 Hudson Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49008 | 269-488-0016 | evergreen@cdc-mi.org
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 6 AM to 6 PM 

Child Development Center (CDC) – Forest
5196 Comstock Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | 269-488-2323 | forest@cdc-mi.org
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 6:30 AM – 6 PM

Discovery Center
4102 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | 269-372-0007 | discoverycenterkids@gmail.com
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

First Care Childcare Center at First United Methodist
212 S Park Street, Kalamazoo, 49007 | 269-344-6147
Ages | Six weeks to six years
Hours | 7:30 AM to 5:45 PM

Gilden Woods – Kalamazoo
4620 Arboretum Parkway Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | 269-389-0118
Ages | Six weeks to school age
Hours | 6 AM – 6 PM

Loy Norrix Childcare Center
606 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | 269-337-0264 | ludwigSM@kalamazoopublicschools.net
Ages | Three to four-year-olds
Hours | 7 AM to 5:30 PM

Jump Start Childcare Center 
6712 Financial Parkway, Kalamazoo, 49009 | 269-544-3000
Ages: Birth to 13 Years
Hours: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Kalamazoo Drop-in Childcare Center 
345 W Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, 49007 | 269-382-3640 | kzoodropin@sbcglobal.net
Ages | Six weeks to five years
Hours | 11 AM to 3 PM
**Children must be registered beforehand.

Learning Village  – Lake Street Location
215 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, 49001 | 269-341-6070
Ages | Six weeks to six years
Hours | 7 AM to 6 PM

Learning Village  – Fairfax Location
202 Fairfax, Kalamazoo, 49001 | 269-382-3887
Ages | Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7 AM to 6 PM

Little Eagles Learning Center
249 N. Grand Street, Schoolcraft, 49087 | 269-679-3809 | info@littleeagleslc.com
Ages | Infant to School Age
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Milwood Commons Preschool and Childcare
2031 E. Cork Street, Kalamazoo, 49001 | 269-344-9731
Ages | Two weeks to five years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Small World Learning Center
3616 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | 269-341-9800
Ages | Infant to five years; care for school children during the summer
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Step Above Learning Center
207 Hutchinson Street, Kalamazoo, 49001 | 269-388-4689 | info@stepabovelearningcenter.com
Ages | Three months to five years
Hours | 6:45 AM to 11 PM

West Main Kinder Care
3939 West Main Street, Kalamazoo, 49006 | 269-385-0115
Ages | Six Weeks to 12 Years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
Before/After School Locations | King-Westwood Elementary, Milwood Elementary, Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary, Prairie Ridge Elementary, Winchell Elementary | 269-345-9622 | childcare@kzooymca.org
Ages | School age
Hours | Before school – 6:30 AM to 8:45 AM; After school – 3:45 PM to 6 PM

Portage Area Daycare Centers

A Touch of Home Childcare – Gladys Street Location
400 Gladys Street, Portage 49002 | 269-324-1969 | athchildcare@yahoo.com
Ages | Six weeks to five years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM; Offering before and after school care for Woodland students at Gladys location.

A Touch of Home Childcare – Oakland Street Location
7455 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024 | 269-220-5585 | athchildcare@yahoo.com
Ages | Six weeks to five years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Adventures Learning Center
4295 Bishop Road, Portage, 49002 | 269-323-3600
Ages | Six weeks to 12 years
Hours | 5:30 AM to 6 PM 

Child Development Center (CDC) – Oakland
6325 Oakland Drive, Portage, 49024 | 269-324-3700 | oakland@cdc-mi.org
Ages | Two weeks to 12 years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Christ for Kids Childcare
7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, Ml 49024 | 269-327-488 | eritchie@mightymessengers.org
Ages | Six weeks to school age
Hours | 6:30 AM – 6 PM

Curious Kids – Portage Public Schools
1010 West Milham Road, Portage, 49024 | 269-323-6780 | curiouskidsprogram@portageps.org
Ages | Six weeks through school age
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Gilden Woods – Portage
518 East Centre Avenue Portage MI 49002 | 269-359-1115
Ages | Six weeks to school age
Hours | 6 AM – 6 PM

Little Explorer’s Learning Center
9416 Shaver Road, Portage, 49024 | 269-312-8680
Ages | Infant to school age
Hours | 6:30 AM to 5:45 PM

Little Tyke’s Learning Village
1422 E Centre Avenue, Portage, MI 49002 | 269-324-1286 | littletykes1@gmail.com
Ages | Infant to five years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Milestones Child Development Center
8101 Moorsbridge Rd Portage, MI 49024 | 269-443-2148 | lclark@milestonescdc.com
Ages | Six weeks to school age
Hours | 6 AM – 6:30 PM

Nazarene Wee Care Center
5625 Oakland Drive, Portage, 49024 | 269-327-3100 | weecarekids40@gmail.com
Ages | Infants to 12 Years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6 PM

Tutor Time
6500 Constitution Blvd, Portage, 49024 | 888-329-4049
Ages | Six weeks to 10 years
Hours | 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Surrounding Communities Daycare Centers

AppleTree – Otsego
909 Dix Street, Otsego, MI 49078 | 269-692-3675
Ages | Six weeks to school age
Hours | 6 AM – 6 PM

Jumpstart Childcare Center
393 North Helmer Road, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037 | 269-963-4770 | jump123child@yahoo.com
Ages | Birth to 13 years
Hours | 6:30 AM – 6 PM

Kids Court Learning Center
12786 Sprinkle Road Vicksburg, Michigan | 269-323-0407
Ages | Three years to 12 years

For additional resources, visit Great Start to Quality.

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