(616) 847-6600 | 508 Franklin St, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | HOURS: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Serving families and children from 6 weeks to 10 years of age.


Monday, April 22, 2019

2019 Carnival "Bag Raffle", Silent Auction, and Classroom Bottle Banks

The annual Joyful Noise Carnival is coming soon- Friday, May 3, from 6:30-8:00! Join us for games, snacks, prizes, an art walk and fun all throughout the center!

Each year, as a fundraising effort for the next year's carnival and other fun center events, we hold a raffle drawing. This year, we are excited to be doing not only a raffle, but a silent auction and classroom "bottle bank" competition as well! Read about each below:

"Bag" Raffle:
Set up in the JN office, this raffle consists of TONS of prize offerings from area businesses. Stop and check out the variety of prize collections- each collection has a corresponding paper bag that describes the items within it. Simply purchase your raffle tickets in the office ($2 each or an arm's length for $20), put your name on your ticket(s), and drop it in the bag(s) you hope to win! Winners will be drawn at the carnival (need not be present to win).

Silent Auction:
We are holding a silent auction for a green 10ft Sundolphin sit-in kayak w/paddle, a blue 8ft Sundolphin sit-on kayak w/paddle, OR a 30-minute photography session with Chantal Elise Photography! Auction bid sheets are located in the JN entry, and the kayaks can be seen in the JN office and downstairs hallway. 

Classroom "Bottle Bank" Competition:
Outside each classroom, you'll find a Coke bottle bank. Each class is collecting change from now until the carnival. The classroom with the most money will earn a special prize! Help your child's class win by filling up their bottle bank!

*All proceeds from the raffle, silent auction and bottle banks will be used to fund next year's carnival, future center events, and improvements to our play-yards.

Friday, April 19, 2019

The 2019 Joyful Noise Carnival!



Join us from 6:30 to 8:00 for fun, games, snacks and prizes at the JN Carnival! Every room, upstairs and downstairs, will be filled with awesome games, and our rec room will be hosting snacks, prizes, a raffle, a silent auction and more activities. More details to follow.

Don't miss it! Fun for the whole family!

REMINDER: Joyful Noise Childcare is closing early, at 5 p.m., on the day of the carnival! Please make arrangements to pick up your child(ren) by our adjusted closing time. Thank you!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Annual Easter Egg Coloring at Joyful Noise!

The annual Easter egg coloring at Joyful Noise is almost here!

When: Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00 - 7:30
Where: Joyful Noise Recreation Room
What to Bring: **Your own hard-boiled eggs for coloring** (as many as you wish). We will provide assorted colors of dye and all the supplies!

Please come join the fun and fellowship! Just add your name and number of people attending on the sign-up sheet in the Joyful Noise entrance. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Magnum Coffee K-Cup Fundraiser

Are those early mornings dragging you down, and you just need a pick-me-up? Then we have just the thing for you! Stop by the Joyful Noise office and purchase a bag of 50 assorted K-Cup coffee pods from Magnum Coffee Roastery for $10.00! That's just 20 cents for a cup of coffee, and you'll be helping out Joyful Noise at the same time :). We call that a win-win!

*Limited supply available. Get them before they're gone!

Monday, March 18, 2019

The 2019 "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway"

The 2019 "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway"

The 5th annual "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway" was another huge success! We'd like to thank all of our attendees, and most of all, our volunteers, sponsors and donors: Loutit District LibraryThe BookmanBrilliance PublishingSchool Zone Publishing CompanyDomino's Pizza Grand HavenChild Development Services - Lakeshore Head StartFirst Presbyterian Church of Grand HavenSweet TemptationsREAD Ottawa, 8th graders from Lakeshore Middle School, National Honor Society students from Grand Haven High School, and many other local helpers. Thank you for making this event possible and for helping us to share our love of literacy! Enjoy the photos...video coming soon!!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Joyful Noise C-Fund "Love of Literacy" Book Drive at The Bookman

The Bookman and Joyful Noise C-Fund along with Joyful Noise Childcare are hosting a book drive!

Anyone with a new book to donate for a child! Books can be purchased on site at The Bookman, or brought from elsewhere and deposited in the drop-off box.

Age appropriate, new books for infants through school-age children.
This book drive is being organized to support the FREE For the Love of Literacy Pizza Plus Books Giveaway 2019 giveaway! This event will benefit families and children in need with books and a pizza dinner on Wednesday, March 13th.


From Tuesday, Feb 5th to Friday, March 8th--you have over a month to drop off as many books as you like for children from ages 0-8 years!


The Bookman located at 715 Washington St. in Grand Haven, MI. You will find a labeled drop-off box inside!


Supporting early childhood learning and families is a mission of the Joyful Noise C-Fund, a Joyful Noise Childcare non-profit organization benefiting young children, parents and caregivers.

They need YOUR help to make a difference in the community.

Stop by and donate a book next week, and give our story a happy ending!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

For the Love of Literacy "Pizza Plus Books" 2019 Event!


Pizza Plus Books Returns For the Fifth Year At the Loutit Library!

Joyful Noise Christian Childcare’s C-Fund is ready to give away many brand new books to young readers at the fifth consecutive “Pizza Plus Books” event on Wednesday, March 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., in program rooms A and B at Loutit District Library in Grand Haven!

No registration is necessary for the book fair, which is open to the public and will offer free books to underserved children from infancy up through eight years of age. Attendees can also enjoy a free pizza dinner from Domino’s as well as access to other early childhood resources.

“I have been able to help at the Literacy Event each year,” said Sue Sturgill, financial administrator of Joyful Noise Christian Childcare. “It is so heartwarming to watch the kids pick out their books! Reading is so important at an early age and I am very proud to help get books into children's hands.”

A 2005 High Scope learning study found that “the greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age five” and that nearly all of the brain’s core structure has been formed by the age of just 3 years old. A strong foundation for literacy is developed at this time, and access to age-appropriate books is an essential part of that groundwork and a cornerstone of the Joyful Noise C-Fund’s Love of Literacy program mission. The C-Fund seeks to connect young children and families with not only high-quality books, but also early childhood resources to support lifelong learning.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Loutit District Library, Program Rooms A & B

WHO: Children from infancy through 8 years of age and their families

WHAT: Free age-appropriate, new books and a free pizza dinner!


Sally Segers, Director


(616) 847-6600




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