Kalamazoo Daycare: The Ultimate Childcare Guide for Infants, Toddlers & School-Aged Kids

Kalamazoo Daycare Childcare

It Takes a Village – Kalamazoo Daycare 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 childcare 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.

AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool

AppleTree & Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschools are a family of childcare locations. Inside and out, our program is designed for a positive experience for child and parent alike.

We provide a safe environment for children ages six weeks to school-age in facilities that feature secure web camera access for parents.

AppleTree Gilden Woods TS June 2022

It is the user’s responsibility to thoroughly investigate and research potential childcare providers. While we only list Kalamazoo 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.

Kalamazoo Daycare

Child Development Center (CDC) – Evergreen
2121 Hudson Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-488-0016 | [email protected]
Ages: Infant to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Discovery Center
4102 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-372-0007 | [email protected]
Ages: Infant to school-age
Hours:  7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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

Gilden Woods – Kalamazoo
4620 Arboretum Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

269-459-9301
Ages:  Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Jump Start Childcare Center 
6712 Financial Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-544-3000
Ages: Infant to 13 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Kalamazoo Drop-in Childcare Center 
345 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-382-3640 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to five years
Hours: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
**Children must be registered beforehand.

Learning Village  – Lake Street
215 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-341-6070
Ages: Two months to six years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Learning Village  – Fairfax
202 Fairfax, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-382-3887
Ages:  Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

MAA Learning Center
151 S Rose St Ste 106, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-743-7616
Ages:  Three years to 12 years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Milwood Commons Learning Center
2031 E Cork St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

269-344-9731
Ages: Infant to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

New Genesis Learning Center
1225 W Paterson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-344-7135 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to six years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Small World Learning Center
3616 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

269-341-9800
Ages: Infant to five years | Summer Care: Five to nine years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Step Above Learning Center
207 Hutchinson St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-388-4689 | [email protected]
Ages: Three months to five years
Hours: 6:45 AM – 11:00 PM

West Main KinderCare
3939 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

269-385-0115
Ages: Six Weeks to 12 Years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo
Elementary Schools: King-Westwood, Milwood, Parkwood-Upjohn, Prairie Ridge, Winchell
269-345-9622 | [email protected]
Ages: School-age
Hours:  Before School:  6:30 AM – 8:45 AM | After School:  3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

YWCA Children’s Center
353 E Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-345-5595 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to five years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
 

Portage Daycare

Milestones Early Learning in Portage

Daycare

8101 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024


Milestones' staff understand the developmental importance of play and how to engage my children's natural curiosities. My children love attending, excited for what new adventures and lessons await each day.


At Milestones, we believe in placing children first.

By using proven education techniques in a play-based program, our quality staff engages and helps to further each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development.

All of our convenient, locally owned and operated West-Michigan locations offer year-round programs for children from six weeks to twelve years.

Milestones' place great emphasis on the natural environment and learning in the outdoors. Through these programs, each child at Milestones is given ample opportunities to explore their environment and expand their social and problem-solving skills.

A Touch of Home Child Care – Gladys Street
400 Gladys St, Portage, MI 49002

269-324-1969 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to five years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

A Touch of Home Child Care – Oakland Drive
7455 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024

269-220-5585 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Adventures Learning Center
4295 Bishop Rd, Portage, MI 49002

269-323-3600
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 5:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Child Development Center (CDC) – Oakland
6325 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024

269-324-3700 | [email protected]
Ages: Two weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Christ for Kids Childcare
7211 Oakland Dr, Portage, Ml 49024

269-327-488 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to school-age
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Gilden Woods – Portage
518 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49002

269-359-1115
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

KidFit Daycare
8146 Merchant Pl, Portage, MI 49002
269-775-1311 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks – 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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

Little Tyke’s Learning Center
1422 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49002
269-324-1286 | [email protected]
Ages: Infant to five years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Milestones Child Development Center
8101 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024
269-443-2148 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to school-age
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Nazarene Wee Care Center
5625 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024

269-327-3100 | [email protected]
Ages: Infants to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Tutor Time
6500 Constitution Blvd, Portage, MI 49024

888-329-4049
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Surrounding Cities

North: Plainwell, Otsego, Allegan & Fennville

AppleTree – Otsego
909 Dix St, Otsego, MI 49078

269-692-3675
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Little Daffodils Daycare & Preschool Center
7476 N 14th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-344-8420 | [email protected]
Ages:  Two weeks to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

South: Vicksburg, Schoolcraft & Three Rivers

A Touch of Home Child Care – Schoolcraft
249 N Grand St, Schoolcraft, MI 49087

269-679-3809 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to five years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Kids Court Learning Center
12786 Sprinkle Rd, Vicksburg, MI 49097

269-323-0407
Ages: Three years to 12 years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

East: Gull Lake, Richland, Climax-Scotts, Comstock, Augusta

Child Development Center (CDC) – Augusta
600 W Michigan Ave, Augusta, MI 49012
269-731-4411 | [email protected]
Ages: Infants to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Child Development Center (CDC) – Forest
5196 Comstock Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-488-2323 | [email protected]
Ages: Three years to 12 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Child Development Center (CDC) – Lakeview
55 Arbor St, Battle Creek, MI 49015
269-731-4411 | [email protected]
Ages: Infants to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Jumpstart Childcare Center
393 N Helmer Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037
269-963-4770 | [email protected]
Ages: Infant to 13 years
Hours: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Parchment Early Learning Center
600 Edison, Kalamazoo MI 49004
269-488-1360 | [email protected]
Ages: I year to 12 years
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

West: Oshtemo, Texas Township, Mattawan & Paw Paw

Bullfrogs and Butterflies Christian Learning Center & Preschool 
5902 S 12th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-488-2120 | [email protected]
Ages: Infant to school-age
Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

A Touch of Home Child Care – Texas Corners
7890 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-743-7229 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Looking Glass (A Touch of Home Child Care)
5527 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

269-372-9766 | [email protected]
Ages: Six weeks to 12 years
Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:50 PM

For additional resources including licensed home based centers, visit Great Start to Quality.