Open Door Child Care

Open Door is Grand Haven Area Public School's licensed child care program designed to meet the needs of children. Open Door's mission is to impact and improve the quality of life for all children. We wish to create and build a safe and healthy environment for children to enjoy, as well as creating a general feeling of well-being for parents. We pride ourselves in our commitment to nurturing, caring and educating children of all ages. Our team believes that all children deserve a positive environment that is staffed by professionals who are deeply committed to the children’s well-being and happiness.

 

 

We are currently offering in-person assistance at our office. We do ask that everyone wear a mask who enters our building.  We are answering questions and accepting registrations through email (children@ghaps.org), the drop box outside our office at 106 S. Sixth Street (the sign above the door says Child Services) and through phone (616-850-6825).

 

Covid Update:

Though there may be changes to the way the program looks, we are aiming to keep the program as closely run to previous years as possible, with an even stronger emphasis on students (and teachers) health and safety!  We will be following the District, CDC and Michigan Licensing regulations to keep the children safe. If we were to be moved back to Phase 3 (State Mandated Virtual Learning) it is our plan that we will remain open and utilize our Central location - barring any state mandated closures or unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

 
 

 

Online Schedules:

Google FormsOnline Open Door Schedule*

*You must have a credit card on file to utilized the Online Schedule function.  If you pay with cash or check or DHS, you will need to use the Printable Schedule located below.

*All Permanent schedules must be written on a printable schedule (see below) and given to staff or scanned and emailed to children@ghaps.org. Permanent schedules can not be submitted online.
 

Printable Schedule:

PDF DocumentOpen Door - Weekly Schedules 2020-21

 

 

 

School Year Open Door

PDF Document2020/21 School Year Open Door Reg

PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan

 

Covid Update:

Though there may be changes to the way the program looks, we are aiming to keep the program as closely run to previous years as possible, with an even stronger emphasis on students (and teachers) health and safety!  We will be following the District, CDC and Michigan Licensing regulations to keep the children safe. If we were to be moved back to Phase 3 (State Mandated Virtual Learning) it is our plan that we will remain open and utilize our Central location - barring any state mandated closures or unforeseen circumstances.

 

2020/2021 School Year Open Door:

* Children who attend Ferry Elementary & Mary A. White can utilize Open Door at Central High School before AND after school. 
* Children who attend White Pines can utilize Open Door at Central High School before school. 

 

 

 

 

During the school year, Open Door is also available on snow days, vacations days (winter and spring break), and ½ days (conferences, professional development, etc.) During these longer periods of Open Door, special activities are usually scheduled.  We have enjoyed bowling, roller-skating, hikes, and tours of local attractions, as well as activities on site to keep your child busy. We make every effort to keep your children occupied in an enjoyable and constructive way. Please bring a sack lunch, as hot lunch is not served on these days.

To see a calendar of Open Doors availability, please click on the following PDF.

PDF DocumentOpen Door Calendar 2020/21

 

School
Availiability
Ages
Hours

Central Open Door
and Prime Time

Full Time Child Care

Preschool Available onsite for
ages 3 - 5 years

Before and After school care for children who attend Mary A White and Ferry.  Before school care is available for children who attend White Pines.

Age 3 through 4th grade 6:30am – 6pm
       
Griffin Open Door
and Prime Time

Wrap-around care for preschoolers

Before and After School Care

Young 5s through 4th grade

6:30am – 6pm

 

Preschool aged children

 

8:30am-3:30pm
Lake Hills Open Door
and Prime Time

Wrap-around full time care for preschoolers

Before and After School Care

Age 3 through 4th grade 6:30am – 6pm
Peach Plains Open Door Before and after School Care Young 5’s through 4th grade

6:30 am – School

School – 6pm

Robinson Open Door
and Prime Time

Wrap-around full time care for preschoolers

Before and After School Care

Age 3 through 4th grade 6:30am – 6pm
Rosy Mound Open Door
and Prime Time

Wrap-around care for preschoolers

Before and After School Care

Young 5s through 4th grade

6:30am – 6pm

 

Preschool aged children

 

8:30am-3:30pm
       

 

Summer Open Door is a child care program open to children who are 3 years old through 12 years of age. We are located at Central High School.  Children will explore, under the guidance of well-trained staff, many forms of educational activities such as math, science, reading, art and sports, in a fun-filled atmosphere.  We work with the children daily to help them prepare and flow into a school routine. Children of this young age need structure and encouragement. We provide this continuity along with meeting each child’s needs on an individual basis. 

 

If you are registering your child for Summer Open Door, please fill out all documents below.

Registrations for Summer Open Door are currently unavailable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to know more about Open Door's billing and scheduling policies, please visit our Billing Information page.