General Contact

Have questions? Please call the WCDC office at 616-458-8480 or email email the WCDC Director at


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, 2021New Year’s Day
Friday, March 19, 2021Annual Training
Monday, May 31, 2021Memorial Day
Monday, July 5, 2021Independence Day
Monday, September 6, 2021Labor Day
Friday, September 24, 2021Staff Retreat
Thursday, November 25, 2021Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26, 2021Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 23, 2021Christmas
Friday, December 24, 2021Christmas

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.