Child Care

GVSU recognizes the need for good quality child care for the children of our faculty and staff. Families have a wide range of child care needs - ranging from infant care, care for special needs children, part time care to after school care and summer care for school age children. Finding child care can be a daunting task. The average person spends over 30 hours searching for child care. Work Life Connections, along with Encompass, can help you find daycare tailored to your particular needs. We will assist you through providing child care searches and offering programs that address the issues related to child care.

  • Work Place Options - Resource Referral Services for Child Care Providers
    Did you know that it takes the average person 35 hours to find a child care provider? Let Work Place Options, part of GVSU's Employee Assistance Service, help you out! Simply call 1-800-788-8630 and speak with a referral specialist. The referral specialist will conduct a tailored search for the child care provider that best fits the needs of your child(ren). Let Work Place Options do the work for you
  • Children's Enrichment Center
    Located on the GVSU campus and serves children 2 1/2 - 12 years old. The Enrichment Center is open before and after school and during the summer for school age children and is open 7:00 am to 6:00 pm year round. The Children's Enrichment Center Offers three levels of preschool classes, as well as student parent support, and observational or volunteer opportunities. For details and more information visit the website or contact Sarah Lord at 331-4537 or
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Child Care for those eligible employment classifications.

  • Summer Care
    Be sure to look for a complete listing of Summer Care options for school-age children on the Health and Wellness website April 1, 2013. You will find a comprehensive listing of day camps, residential camps, art programs, science programs, athletic camps, and much more! You can also contact Work Place Options (contact information above) for summer care options for your child.

Work Life Consultant
GVSU Human Resources Phone: (616) 331-2215, Fax: (616) 331-3216
or Encompass For all Work Life or Financial/Legal Resources and Referrals Contact 1-800-788-8630 or

Page last modified August 15, 2017