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Give Your Child the Best

Childcare at Shanty Creek

Available at the The Lodge at Cedar River
• Tuesday - Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm
• Ages 3 months to 5 years

• $70/full day; $40/half day (8:30am-12pm or 12pm-4:30pm)
• Includes snack; lunch can be added for an additional $8. Lunch is only available for the full day childcare option.
• Reservations required by 4pm the prior day; cancellation fee may apply.

For reservations, call (231) 533-7011.

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Daily Schedule

8:30am-9:00am Meet & Greet/Free Play
9:00am-9:15am Clean Up
9:15am-10:00am Story Time (Group Reading)
10:00am-10:15am Snack (Provided by Resort)
10:15am-10:45am Small Motor Skills Activity (Play Doh, Puzzles, Painting)
10:45am-11:15am Large Group (Dancing, Balls, Group Games)
11:15am-11:45am Free Play
11:45am-12:00pm Clean Up
12:00pm-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:00pm Story Time (Group Reading)
1:00pm-3:00pm Nap/Rest Time
3:00pm-3:15pm Snack (Provided by Resort)
3:15pm-4:00pm Large Group (Dancing, Balls, Group Games)
4:00pm-4:30pm Free Play/Parent Pick-Up

FAQs: Daycare—Hours, Rates + Location

What are daycare rates?

Full Day 8:30 am – 4:30 pm: $70

Half Day 8:30am – 12:00 pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm: $40

How is payment accepted?

Please call (231) 533-7011 for payment information.

Are there any late fees?

A late fee of $1 per minute will be added to your hourly rate. Please call at least one hour before scheduled pickup to extend your reservation and avoid late fees. Extensions will be granted if space allows.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please call at least 24 hours in advance to change or cancel your child’s reservation and to avoid a charge of $35/child.

Where is the Daycare facility located?

Our daycare center is located on the 2nd Floor of The Lodge at Cedar River.
(2400 Troon S; Bellaire, MI  49615)

FAQs: Daycare—Meals + Snacks

Are kid’s meals available?

Lunch is available for full day reservations only (at the parent’s request). This will incur an additional charge of $8 per meal.

Can I bring my child’s snack/lunch?


How are food allergies handled?

Please let us know what your child’s allergies are, and proper safety precautions will be taken.

If I order food for my child, how will their food allergies be handled?

When you arrive at daycare, review our children’s menu and select what best fits your child’s dietary needs.

Is there a snack provided?

Yes, a morning and afternoon snack is included.

FAQs: Daycare—What to Bring

What should I bring for my child?

Please bring diapers, wipes, clothes, bottles, etc necessary for the time your child will be in daycare. If it is necessary, you can also bring a sippy cup, favorite blanket, or stuffed animal.

FAQs: Emergencies

What happens if there is an emergency?

Our staff is CPR and first-aid certified.

We will verbally notify parents of any injuries to the child at the daycare. The accident report kept on file will include information such as where, how, and when the accident occurred, and what staff was present and any treatment given.

In the event of a more serious medical emergency, we will first attempt to contact a parent about where the child should be transported for care (doctor/hospital).  If necessary, the child will be transported to Munson Medical Center Emergency Room located in Traverse City.

For complete details on daycare or to make reservations,
call (231) 533-7011.

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