Hill Child Development Center


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Hill Child Development Center is pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) during the 2015- 2016 school year!

For information and how to apply, please visit our website!

Hill Child Development Center (Hill CDC), founded in 1971, is a ministry of BethlehemLutheran Church. Our mission is to provide affordable quality care to the community. Bethlehem Lutheran Church is a community centered on God’s grace and focused on worship, music, and social justice with a goal of growing together in faith and action.

The staff of Hill Child Development Center believes in the developmental individuality of all children, each achieving milestones in their own time. The teachers believe children should be allowed enough materials and child directed activities that challenge them to grow without forcing the child to achieve far beyond his developmental capabilities, thus encouraging success and a sense of achievement. We believe in nurturing each child. We strive to provide an atmosphere as homelike as possible without attempting to replace or alter the awesome responsibility of the parent. The staff at Hill works with parents to assist children in achieving the necessary milestones. We believe that children learn through play. A child’s play encourages growth in all areas of development: physical, social, emotional and intellectual. The environment of the center encourages children to make choices and to have positive peer and adult interactions within the play areas to promote the child’s sense of self-direction and growth.

Hill CDC admits children of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and school administered programs.

Hill CDC is licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Human Services to serve as a day care center for children between the ages of birth and 12 years old. Hill CDC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 616-456-7509 or email hillcdc@bethlehemchurchgr.org for more information or to schedule a tour. We welcome all of your questions, comments and suggestions.
Feel free to contact us via any of the methods below:


Sue Davidson,
 at Hill Child Development Center
250 Commerce S.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P: 616-456-7509