Can My Child Enroll?

Who can attend the Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center?



The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center is committed to diversity and welcomes all children entering grades K-5. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. There are currently waiting lists for grades K, 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

2018-2019 Required Documents

Any child who will reside in Michigan for the 2018-2019 school year may apply. The documents needed are listed below:

  1. Enrollment Packet for the 2018-2019 School Year
    • This packet includes the Application for Enrollment, Language Survey and Request for Records
    • Students must be 5 by September 1, 2018 to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.
  2. Certified Birth Certificate (not a copy) – must be shown for verification at the time of application
  3. Copy of immunization record – students must be up to date on immunizations or must have a waiver signed by the Kent County Health Department to attend any public school in Michigan, on or before the first day of school.
  4. Vision Statement for students entering Kindergarten. To see the MDHHS Memo about this requirement, please click here.

I turned in my child’s documents, what happens next?

For an explanation of the open enrollment process, please click on this link: Open Enrollment information