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Child Care

Before and After School Child Care

Located at Appleview Elementary 616-887-1449

Sparta Area Schools provides an opportunity for child care for our K-5th grade students.  Kindergarten option if there is an older sibling in the program your Kindergarten child may attend.  Child care is located at Appleview Elementary. Before school program opens at 6:30 am.  After school program closes at 6:00 pm.

The program not only provides students with supervision, but enhances their physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.  We aim for the following:
- To provide children with safe, loving, relaxed care.
- To provide children with routine, yet have time to explore and engage in creative play.
- To provide an environment that stimulates and challenges children intellectually.
- To develop respect for others and for self.
- To have no child in grades K-5 at home unsupervised.
- To develop a sense of responsibility.
Your child can experience new friendships, fun, learning experiences, crafts, activities, homework help, outdoor activities, science experiments, and nutritional snacks.

Transportation is provided between Appleview and Ridgeview Elementary.
Convenient payment available through district Pay Schools option.
We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.

Child care is open on most non-traditional school days, space is limited on these days:
- Teacher In-Service/No School Days
- Snow Days/School Delays
- Christmas Break
- Spring Break
*Schedules will vary depending on which day a holiday may fall.

A $40 non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment for one child, or you will pay a $60 non-refundable registration fee per family.  Billing is monthly.  Fees are as follows:  Morning care, $6 per child.  Afternoon care $9.50 per child.  Tuitition is charged on the basis of enrollment, not attendance.

Please click on the link below for more detailed information regarding this program.

Child Care Booklet 

Summer Care

Enrollment is open to children Kindergarten through 5th Grade.  Open from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and afternoon snack provided.  Children must bring a sack lunch.  Both fun and learning experiences are part of this program including:
- Field Trips
- Crafts
- Outdoor Activities
- Water Fun
- Walks to the Park
- Special Lunches
- Cooking Experiences
- And Many More
The fee is $28 per day/$140 per week.  Fees are charged on the basis of enrollment not attendance. For more information please contact White Early Childhood Center at 887-0068 or  Before and After Care at 887-1449 or email  Convenient payment available through district Pay Schools option.  We are a DHS subsidized childcare provider.

Enrollment Paperwork

Enrollment Information Form

Health Information Form

Notification Form

Child Info Card

Community Resource Support Opportunities

Enrollment Information

Food Resources


Sparta Area Schools will continue to offer breakfast and lunch through June 30, but we are going to adjust our days that meals may be picked up or delivered to our sites to help minimize exposure for our staff and community.  We will continue to provide a sack breakfast and lunch for any child 18 years or younger.  Meals will be provided for all 7 days, but will now be available on Thursdays, starting June 11, at the locations and times listed below:

Sparta High School Main Entrance - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sparta High School Main Entrance - 4:00 PM

Sparta Baptist Church Parking Lot - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church Parking Lot - 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Algoma Township Sports Park - Algoma Parking Lot - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Riverview Mobile Park Home Playground - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Parkwood Green Village Community Center - 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Glenwood Mobile Home Park - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

If you are in need of assistance, have dietary accommodations, or need to change your pick up location, please email Food Service Director Melissa Alley at

Thank you for your continued cooperation and assistance in helping our community meet the needs of children and families.  Please be safe and take care!!



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Administration Office 465 S. Union St. Sparta, MI 49345 P: 616-887-8253 F: 616-887-9958
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