All For Kids Child Development Center - Grand Rapids MI CHILD CARE CENTER

11687 8TH AVE. , GRAND RAPIDS MI 49534
(616) 431-5003
5 Reviews

About the Provider

Description: ALL FOR KIDS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER is a CHILD CARE CENTER in GRAND RAPIDS MI, with a maximum capacity of 50 children. The provider also participates in a subsidized child care program.

Additional Information:

If you are looking for that very special place where your child is treated as the special treasure they are, look no further. We are a child development center that has made it our priority to provide an amazing ever changing environment, so that everyday is a new and exciting adventure. Our center is unlike any others, in that we are a small center specializing first and foremost in caring. All our teachers have degrees in early childhood and are here because they choose to be a teacher, not because they need a job. Our hands on activities bring learning to a level far beyond what any "common" curriculum can. Our mission is to empower children, therefore the children are given choices daily which helps them to develop self confidence.Whether in the nursery, or any of our other classrooms ,you will never walk in our door and see our teachers sitting on a chair, as our teachers are always immersed in the activities with the children The children remember what they learn because the lessons are presented in enjoyable ways, thus making it a memorable experience. If you're looking for an environment that is caring and fun, You need look no further, we are the one. We look forward to meeting your amazing child and welcoming each of you to our family here at the center.

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: DC700311991
  • Capacity: 50
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Type of Care: Full Day Program. Infant/toddler, Preschool, School age
  • Current License Issue Date: Dec 25, 2019
  • Current License Expiration Date: Dec 24, 2021

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Anonymous Jun 26, 2019

This place is the absolute worst childcare center. Martha is a terrible person to work for, she is deceptive and unethical in her practices. I was hired and fired within three months without any warning and was lied to about why even though they failed to provide me with proper training AT ALL. I did not receive all my pay and tax forms. They changed my hours without letting me know and when I showed up to work they would send me home after I drove a long ways to get there. The staff was mean, judgmental, and never communicated properly about their expectations. They offered absolutely no training on anything but expected you to know their policies/practices and then if you did something wrong they would scold you for it. They did not provide proper care for the kids. Martha, Mitch, Erisa, and Sarah with were horrible to their staff and nasty, shady, delusive people to work for. DO NOT WORK HERE. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. I wouldn’t trust All For Kids if my life depended on it.

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Worried Oct 30, 2018

I want to let parents know that this facility has many many more Investigations, running up to present, with Lying about staff education, poor reporting of injury, ect... I do not know why the have not been closed down

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second home Jun 07, 2018
I am an employee

I started out as a parent 7 years ago when they opened the center. I have been a volunteer from the start and worked my way to be a lead teacher. I assure everyone that we love and treat these children as if they were our very own. we have spray bottles of bleach mixture as well as soapy water mixture and water spray bottles for cleaning. we clean the tables before and after children eat as well as before and after any activities. trash is taken out during mid day and nightly. there is a bath room cleaning schedule with directions on what needs to be cleaned and employees must sign that they cleaned them. the mother has not been gone for two years, and she calls everyday sometimes multiple times to make sure things are running smoothly. her son has never taken issues out on staff, and is not creepy, he is the kind , caring and most gentle person. the person making the review about him making her feel uncomfortable all I have to ask is why did she return to our establishment to work again. she worked for us and then went to school and came back again to work for us. we don't brag about what we do for the children, the parents know what we have to offer them. we do teach the children everyday, they have lesson plans made by our employess. as a parent of a preschooler i am proud of what she learned at the center. all three of my children have learned to read before 4 years old. i know what this center as to offer, i am proud to be a part of it. it is my second home. i ask to the reviewr if our center is so horrible and children or in danger why does she let her own family member attend? we truley are what our name says all for kids

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worse of the worst May 16, 2018
I am an employee

I worked here prior to obtaining my degree, as an internship. I feel they misrepresent the truth about the center. They never have coverage, and I often never got a break due to understaffing. They constantly were fudging, breaking occupancy rules. The place was filthy, modly, things were never bleached because there was no time. The owners are a son and mother. The mother was never ever there. I heard she has been gone for over 2 years. Her son is really really creepy. He made me really uncomfortable, often took issues out on staff, then turned around when parents are there to bragging about how wonderful we were. One girl said he was always looking for a young girl to marry, and had always made her feel so uncomfortable, she left. I heard them brag to parents about the food, what they did for the kids, but none of that was true. We hardly had time to make a lousy P&J sandwich on day old bread, let alone have time to teach them anything. They also had specific parents that they used for reviews. They were used to talk up the center, and refute any online complaints. Those kids were treated differently then other kids, and they do play favorites. DO NOT GO HERE> YOUR CHILD WILL BE IN DANGER

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unhappy Mar 28, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I would not give them any stars. There is no director, and the lady that supposedly is is actually in AZ I hear. Her son works taking care of kids, usually quite a few more than he should, along with trying to find people to work. After putting up with a lot of decepetion and promises, I finally left

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