Child Care

  • Before school child care is provided from 6:30 am until school begins at 8:25 am and afternoon care begins right after school from 3:25 pm (Mondays at 2:55) until 5:30 pm.  Programs operate at Minges Brook, Riverside and Westlake Elementary schools.  Prairieview students receive care at Westlake, and we do the bussing back and forth to Westlake for care.

    Our program enrolls on a first come, first served basis, with a limited number of spots available at each site.  Please don’t delay in getting your child enrolled for the fall as we typically fill up prior to school starting.  There is a $50.00 enrollment fee that must be paid online through our ProCare system to secure your spot in the program.  Once your enrollment form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to pay online. Please give a few days for the link to be sent. We currently have a wait list for DHS families. Please call the number below to be placed on the wait list.

    Current Child Care Families: 2024-2025 Child Care registration will begin after Spring Break, on Monday, April 1, 2024.  Make sure to secure your spot for the upcoming year!


    Newly Enrolling Families: 2024-2025 Child Care registration will open online here.

    The child care staff looks forward to working with you and your child in the year ahead. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or our assistant director, Diane Hoover.  

    Thank you,

    Mary Dolbee

    Director, Lakeview School Age Child Care


    Diane Hoover 

    Assistant Director, Lakeview School Age Child Care


    Phone:  565-2405
    Address: 15 Arbor Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015

    Child Care Fee Schedule

    Child Care Fact Sheet

    For additional information, please contact Mary Dolbee,, (269) 565-2405.