Child Care

About IHMS Child Care Center

The IHMS Child Care Center serves Immaculate Heart of Mary School families who need a fun, safe, structured environment for their children before school, during the school day, and/or after school.  The IHMS Child Care Center is located in the center room of the Early Childhood Building. The Early Childhood playground is used daily (weather permitting) and the school playground is used on occasion.

We provide an atmosphere where children are encouraged to grow socially, creatively, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and physically. Teacher-led and child-led activities include Story Time, reading, language games, dramatic play, creative arts, crafts, sensory exploration, experiments, Manipulatives and building, computer (for a limited amount of time), board games, and more. After school homework assistance is available if needed. The children play together indoors and outdoors. However, by 3:30, the children can alternate between indoor and outdoor play since more teachers are available to supervise both areas. When the weather is too harsh for outdoor play, we have Ping Pong, hopscotch, dancing, and bean bag toss, stilt cups, balloon play, obstacle courses and more. Please see the Parent Handbook for more information.


Director and Lead Teacher: Mrs. Lynda Davis
Assistant to Mrs. Davis: Ms. Lore Carmody
Aide: Miss Julie Shumard
Aide: Mrs. Sarah Fabiano

Contact Information

IHMS Child Care Director (since 2008): Mrs. Lynda Davis

  1. Email: (best choice)
  2. Google Voice Number to text or leave a message: 616/389-0377
  3. Early Childhood Building Phone #241-4633 ext. 204


  • for all IHMS students who have registered and completed all state required child care forms* prior to attending
  • for those students whose attendance has been prearranged with the director
  • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day that school is in session



  • Annual Registration Fee: $10
  • Hourly Fee: $4/hour
  • Late Fee: $10 after 6 p.m. for every 15 min. or portion thereof

Parent Handbook