47 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Westminster Child Development Center is located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, near the corner of Jefferson and Fulton.
The main entrance to WCDC for parents is off LaGrave Avenue. Visitors may enter through the main Westminster Presbyterian Church parking lot off Jefferson Avenue, across from State Street and the old Public Museum. Entering from the church’s main entrance off the parking lot will bring you into the church’s Gathering Place; ask the receptionist at the front desk to have a WCDC staff member meet you.
From greater Grand Rapids
Take Fulton towards downtown, turn south on Jefferson, and enter the parking lot on the right from Jefferson.
From the North or South
Take I-196 to US-131 (exit 77A), take US-131 south to Wealthy Street (exit 84A), turn east on Wealthy, and at the Jefferson roundabout, take the third exit north on Jefferson.
From the East or West
Take US-131 to Wealthy Street (exit 84A), turn east on Wealthy, and at the Jefferson roundabout, take the third exit to go north on Jefferson.
WCDC is open Monday – Friday, 6:30am – 6:00pm.
Closing Calendar 2021
|Friday, January 1, 2021||New Year’s Day|
|Friday, March 19, 2021||Annual Training|
|Monday, May 31, 2021||Memorial Day|
|Monday, July 5, 2021||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 6, 2021||Labor Day|
|Friday, September 24, 2021||Staff Retreat|
|Thursday, November 25, 2021||Thanksgiving|
|Friday, November 26, 2021||Thanksgiving|
|Thursday, December 23, 2021||Christmas|
|Friday, December 24, 2021||Christmas|
As stated in your contract and handbook, tuition is charged for holidays and training days.
Severe Weather Policy
WCDC typically follows Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) closings.
- If GRPS is closed for weather, WCDC will also be closed.
- If GRPS is closed for non-weather reasons (inservice, holiday breaks), but the weather is inclement, WCDC may close.
- If GRPS closes only afternoon kindergarten, WCDC will remain open.