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Childcare & Preschool

Gun Lake Child Care

...Growing Kids in Christ

Mission Statement

We are a ministry of Gun Lake Community Church. We exist to provide a safe Christian evnironment for children of the community. Our goal is to support parents in their roles at home and to equip children with a solid biblical foundation.

We are pleased to offer a Child Care Center for children ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

We are a licensed, year-round Christian Child Care facility located within Gun Lake Community Church. We offer a safe and interactive place for your child to have their sense of personal value to God reinforced.

Easily accessible from our east parking lot located by the playground. We offer an Infant class for ages 6 weeks to 12 months, a Wobbler class for ages 12-24 months and a Toddler class for ages 24 months to 3 years. Our Young Preschool Room is where our 3 - 5 years old are located. Summer programming available for ages 6 - 10 if younger siblings are enrolled in our Child Care.

Our Staff

Every Child Care staff member has been carefully screened and selected for their love of children and God as well as their ability to guide and model positive behavior and interact enthusiastically with children on a daily basis. We implement a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum for 6 weeks - 10 year olds. We communicate with parents daily and a daily note is sent home telling about your child's day in the Infant and Toddler Rooms.

We follow the state requirements for staff to student ratios. They are 1:4 for children ages 6 weeks - 2 1/2 years, 1:10 for ages 3 - 5 and 1:12 for ages 5-10.

What to bring on your first day

Diaper bags, clothing and other personal items MUST BE LABELED with the child's name. Please include the following:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Diaper wipes
  • Change of clothes
  • Labeled bottles or cups with name and date
  • Clip-on pacifier
  • Crib sheet
  • Special blankets or other "security" items for children over age 1
  • Baby food and formula for infants 0-1 years old (labled with name and date)
  • Sack lunch for children 1-6 years old (labled with name and date)
  • Meals

    We provide a nutritious snack two times a day. Each will include at least two food groups as required by the State Food Regulations. Breakfast snack, such as toast and orange juice or yogurt and juice is served at 9:30 a.m. and afternoon snack, such as milk and banana or crackers and cheese, is served at 3:30 p.m.

    Lunch is provided by the parent. Refrigerators are available in the room to keep lunches cold and microwaves are available to heat food.

    Daily Schedule

    A typical day consists of play time, snack time, outdoor play, story and singing (circle time), craft time, lunch, nap time, snack time, free time and then home. (Infants will follow their individual schedules).


  • Ages 6 weeks to 2 years old is $50/day.
  • Ages 2 to 3 years old is $50/day.
  • Ages 3 - 10 is $45/day or $40/day for Preschool wrap around.
  • Before and after school options available for Middleville & Wayland students who have younger siblings enrolled in our Child Care program.
  • Full-time students/families will receive a 10% discount who attend Child Care five days a week. Full time is defined as children in the program eight (8) or more hours on a daily basis, Monday through Friday. Bus students are exempt from this discount.
  • Registration fee $30/child or $50/family.
  • Times and Hours

  • We are open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • We will be open every day of the year except for the following days: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
  • We are also closed between Christmas and New Years.
  • We are opened on school snow days unless notified otherwise.
  • Contact Information

    Deb James, Administrator

    Phone: (269) 795-7903 ext 30

    Fax: (269) 795-7904


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