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Take-A-Break Child Care Center provides care for children birth to 12 years of age. It is a community-based program open 
to all families in the Battle Creek area. It was established to provide quality care to children of parents who need:

  • Weekday care for infants, toddlers and/or Preschool children (6:30am - 5:30pm)

  • A daily preschool program

  • GSRP (Great Start Readiness Program)

  • Before and after-school care

  • Occasional drop-in care (a few hours a month) to search for employment or to keep appointments

  • Short-term care while a parent is ill, or caregiver is on vacation

  • Respite care (those needing a healthy break)

  • Emergency care

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of the “whole child”,

while fulfilling a community need. We are a program of the Family Enrichment Center.

Some funds generated by Take-A-Break Child Care help provide programs and support to local adoptive, foster and kinship families. By enrolling your child at Take-A-Break Child Care, you are making a difference in the lives of vulnerable children in your community.

Our Teachings

Infant,Toddler & Preschool Curriculum

The Pre-K Academy, as well as our infant and toddler program, utilizes the High Scope Curriculum. High Scope Curriculum focuses on hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. Children’s developmental progress is assessed regularly. To find out more about High Scope, visit

GSRP Program

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is Michigan's state-funded preschool program to give four-year-old children additional educational support before entering kindergarten.

Before and & School Care

School age children take part in a variety of activities before and after school each day. Weather permitting, most of their afterschool time is spent outside. During the winter, most class time is spent doing art activities and playing games. Both outside and inside, space is reserved for students to work on homework.

Care for school age children is available when school is not in session including spring break, holiday breaks, half-days and other school breaks or closures.

Summer Camp

During the summer, child care is available each day for school-aged children as well as infant, toddlers and preschoolers. Each Friday, we have a special water play day. During naptime, school age children take part in quiet reading/workbook time. Occasional field trips and special events are offered (parental permission required.)

Child Care Staff

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Program Director

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Administrative Assistant

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