Take-A-Break Child Care Center has a unique tuition breakdown. Many area child cares require heavy upfront fees, a weekly attendance commitment and will charge families even if their children are not in attendance. Take-A-Break Child Care charges families per hour, only when children are in attendance. We accept childcare assistance through the Department of Human Services although parents are responsible to pay any portion not covered by DHS assistance. Occasionally, free or reduced tuition can be offer based on individual family needs and other criteria. We are a non-profit child care and the availability of this assistance is based on the grant funding awarded to the Family Enrichment Center. Availability is subject to change.

Fees and Billing.
Birth to 2½ years -- $5.00 an hour
Ages 2½ to 14 years -- $4.00 an hour
Before/After School on regular school days -- $12.50 a day
Summertime and school break pricing -- $4.00 an hour
(ages 2½ to 14 years)

Families are billed bi-weekly. Registration fee of $35/child (maximum $50/family) and $36 materials fee per family. The materials fee is prorated depending on child's enrollment date. Special pricing is available for foster families.

Click on the documents below to download the enrollment packet.  All forms are required for enrollment. 

Parent HandbookPayment Contract Form

USDA Enrollment FormUSDA Eligibility Form

Child Information FormEnrollment Packet

415 28th St. S
Battle Creek, MI 49015
6am-6pm Monday-Friday

Take-A-Break Child Care is a program of the Family Enrichment Center, a non-profit organization serving Calhoun County of Michigan. We exist to fill the gaps of the child welfare system by providing training, support, mentoring and services to all families, with an emphasis on adoptive, foster and kinship families. We are a program delivery partner of the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region.