WOPSChild Care

Welcome to the West Ottawa Public Schools Child Care Program! It is the mission of the West Ottawa Public Schools to facilitate the quality child care needs of the children and families we serve by implementing a safe, consistent learning environment which enables intellectual, social, and physical growth for present and future students.

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Visser Family YMCA Child Care at West Ottawa

The Visser Family YMCA will be providing child care at West Ottawa Public Schools this year, bringing child development programs designed to help kids discover who they are and what they can achieve. At the YMCA’s licensed Child Development Center, in partnership with West Ottawa Public Schools, center professionals recognize the importance of nurturing young minds as they discover the world around them. Its curriculum is designed so that each child gets excellent care and early learning experiences, right inside West Ottawa schools.

The YMCA Child Care for ages 3-5 years old is located at Lakeshore Elementary School. The program balances learning, fun, rest and play with inside and outside physical activities to keep children’s interest and excitement for knowledge at a high level.

YMCA School Age Care for ages 6-12 years old, will be offered at Lakeshore, Lakewood and Waukazoo Elementary schools. At YMCA Care, children are provided with a reliable, safe and fun environment as they prepare for the school day and unwind from it. Nurturing staff provide families with dedicated care during these critical hours.

The 6 a.m.-6 p.m. programs are open Monday through Friday. A $50 non-refundable enrollment fee is charged, with the enrollment dropping to $25 for each additional child.

Tuition rates are as follows:

For YMCA Child Care (ages 3-5)

  • Full Day Child Care: Full Time (5 days) – $180.00, or Daily – $40.00
  • Preschool Wrap Around (*must be enrolled in WOW Preschool): Daily – $30.00
  • Half day (6 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.): Daily – $20.00

For YMCA School Age Care

  • Before and After School: Full time (5 days) – $90.00, or Daily – $19.00
  • Before School Only: Full time (5 days) – $50.00, or Daily – $13.00
  • After School Only: Full time (5 days) – $50.00, or Daily – $13.00

Rates for snow days, school delays, and in-service days are as follows:

  • Full Day – $36.00
  • Half Day – $24.00
  • 2 Hour Delay – $19.00

Spring Break and Winter Break charges are as follows:

  • $160 weekly and $45 daily
  • Meals are provided.

For information, contact the YMCA offices at Lakeshore Elementary School, 3765 N. 168th Ave., Holland, MI 49424, or call (616) 786-1407.


Enrollment packets are available at the elementary school where the program is located.

Questions about the Visser Family YMCA Child Care program can be directed to:
YMCA office @ Lakeshore Elementary (616) 786-1407.