Day Care

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Welcome to Northview Day Care!

 Northview Public Schools is excited to partner with the YMCA to provide expanded childcare offerings for our families.  Our new partnership with the YMCA enables us to host school-year before and after school programs directly in our schools (East Oakview, North Oakview, West Oakview and Highlands).  Summer childcare is offered at the YMCA in Belmont.

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE @ East, North, West & Highlands

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and NVPS partner to provide before and after school childcare starting August 2017.  Our partnership with the YMCA allows us to host before and after school programs directly in our schools (East Oakview, North Oakview, West Oakview and Highlands).


The YMCA at Northview is excited to announce they are providing a meal to all students attending the YMCA child care after school at no extra cost. This meal will be delivered and provided by the YMCA daily. The meal will have all food components including fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, a grain, and protein. Students eat family style to ensure inclusiveness and to learn different table manners. This builds community with the children involved in our programs as well.


Before AND After Care:  $80 per week or $18 per day

Before ONLY: $45 per week or $12 per day

After ONLY: $50 per week or $15 per day


School Breaks: Y Day Camp available per day or weekly at Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA. Visit

Planned No School Days or Delays: Additional $5 for 2 hour delay, $20 for half day, $42 full day.  On planned no school days, the program will run at Highlands.

On half days, the YMCA will provide before and after school care at each of the schools. Half Day care begins upon the last dismissal bell. The dates of the half days this school year are October 6, October 13, December 8, January 19, February 9, February 16th, March 2nd, May 25th, June 7th and June 8th.

The YMCA will also provide full day care on October 20th, February 19th and March 9On the days that we provide full day care, programming will take place at WOLVERINE YMCA from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. That will be the pick-up and drop off location on these three specific days.  It will be similar to the camp days with crafts and games, gym time, pool time, rock wall and other fun Y activities.  The cost is the same.

Additional rate information: All children enrolled full-time receive a Y Youth Membership. $50 non-refundable enrollment fee. $25 enrollment fee for each additional child. 10% sibling discount applied to oldest sibling.

NOTES:  The enrollment fee is waived for YMCA Members.

Confidential financial assistance is available to those who qualify.


QUESTIONS?  Contact Northview’s Nicholette Driggs (

Abby Briggs (Multi Site Coordinator West Oakview): or (616) 855-1447

Kim Evers (Youth Director Wolverine YMCA): or 616-855-1443


Before & After School Care INFORMATION (PDF)

Enrollment Packet_2017 (PDF)

YMCA Day Camp Payment Options And Terms 2017 (PDF)


Spring Break Camo at the Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA!

Camp will begin on Friday, March 30th and runs until Friday, April 6th. You can register and pay directly at their website.

This will be a really FUN week for children ages 5-12 years old! Camp runs 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. You can register for just Friday the 30th, and/or select the dates you need the week of April 2-6th.

NOTE: (January 2018)

Before School at Highlands: Effective January 8th, 2018, the YMCA will no longer hold a Before School program at Highlands. Highlands studenst currently enrolled in the Before School Care have the option to attend the North Oakview Elementary Before School Care program.  Students will transfer to Highlands on bus # 3 at 8 a.m.  Register with NVPS transportation for your child to ride the bus from North to Highlands.

Friday Fun Days at Highlands: The YMCA will no longer offer care on the remaining Highlands Family Fun Nights:  1/26, 2/23, 3/16, and 5/31.

No School Days: There are two remaining Full Day/Closed School days. They  are 2/19 and 3/9. Previously these Full Days of care were held at Highlands for all students. The last two no school days will be held at the Wolverine YMCA.  These no school days will be similar to the Camp days with crafts and games, gym time, pool time, rock wall and other fun Y activities.  The cost would be the same—just the location would be pick up and drop off here at the Wolverine YMCA.

NOTE:  (September 6, 2017) 

There are wait lists for after school care at East, North and West Oakview.