Child Care

  • Enrollment for the 2023- 2024 school year is now open to all interested families of young 5’s - 4th graders!   If you wish to have your child attend before and/or after school care this fall, please complete the online enrollment form.   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, 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 waitlist for DHS families. Please call the number below to be placed on the waitlist.

    In compliance with our state child care licensing rules, we will send out additional required paperwork over the summer.  This paperwork must be completed and returned prior to your child attending the fall program.  Please be on the lookout for this paperwork to arrive via snail mail sometime in July.  Directions on where and how to return this paperwork will be included in the packet. 

    Due to staffing and space constraints, we will confirm your acceptance into the program via email on or before July 1, 2022. 

    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
    Email: -

    Address: 15 Arbor Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015

    Enrollment Form - 2023-24

    Child Care Fee Schedule

    Child Care Fact Sheet

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