(616) 847-6600 | 508 Franklin St, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | HOURS: 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Serving families and children from 6 weeks to 10 years of age.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Playground Update!


Playground Update!

We're one step closer! The digging has begun in preparation for the new playground equipment! The excitement around here cannot be contained 🤩🥳 Check back for more updates to see the progress...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Playground Installation Celebration!


Friday, June 5, 2020

Guess Who: The Joyful Noise Childcare Edition!

Guess Who:  The Joyful Noise Childcare Edition!

We've got a fun game for you and your child: "Guess Who: The Joyful Noise Childcare Edition"! Play along and see if you can guess who is underneath the superhero mask! Can't wait to see you next week! Enjoy

An Important Message From Joyful Noise

Young children notice and think about race. Studies have shown that infants begin noticing skin color and showing preference by race as early as 3-6 months, and by 3-5 years of age, they are already beginning to internalize racial bias. As early childhood educators, we understand how vital a role we play in fostering anti-racism and supporting positive racial identities in young children.
While we strive for creating a classroom environment that is centered around inclusivity, kindness, and tolerance, there is always room for growth, to learn, to do more, to do better. We’ll be reflecting on what we can do to promote anti-racism at Joyful Noise going forward, including staff trainings, and incorporating more teachings and conversations about race, diversity and culture into daily lessons.
Below are links to resources that we think are very valuable as we seek ways to do better.
Three-Month-Olds, But Not Newborns, Prefer Own-Race Faces: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566511/
Our Children, Our Workforce: Why We Must Talk About Race and Racism in Early Childhood Education: https://www.childcareexchange.com/…/our-children-our-workf…/
Children Are Not Colorblind: How Young Children Learn Race: https://inclusions.org/…/2017/11/Children-are-Not-Colorblin…
Talking About Race- I Am a Parent or Caregiver: https://nmaahc.si.edu/…/talking-…/audiences/parent-caregiver
Stages In Children’s Development of Racial/Cultural Identity & Attitudes: https://www.uua.org/…/derman-s…/1206_233_identity_stages.pdf
Five Ways to Reduce Racial Bias In Your Children: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/…/five_ways_to_reduce_raci…
Becoming Upended: Teaching and Learning About Race and Racism With Young Children and Their Families: https://www.naeyc.org/…/m…/teaching-learning-race-and-racism
10 Tips For Teaching and Talking to Kids About Race: https://www.embracerace.org/…/embraceracetipsenglish-(2).pdf
Diverse Book Finder: https://diversebookfinder.org/
Children’s Books to Help With Conversations About Race and Racism: https://www.kdl.org/…/childrens-books-help-conversations-ab…
10 Tips For Reading Picture Books With Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens: https://www.embracerace.org/…/10-tips-for-reading-picture-b…
31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations About Race, Racism and Resistance: https://blog.usejournal.com/31-childrens-books-to-support-c…

Friday, May 29, 2020

**UPDATE** Can/Bottle Drive For Joyful Noise Playground Improvements On Hold

Wow!! The response to our can/bottle drive has been overwhelming! So much so that our storage capacity has reached its limit after just 2 days!! With that said, we unfortunately have to put the collection on hold until bottle return centers open back up. We are so grateful for all the donations, and will keep you updated on when we will be able to accept more! Thank you!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Can/Bottle Drive For Joyful Noise Playground Improvements!

May 22-June 20

What:  Can/Bottle Drive

Where:  Joyful Noise/First Presbyterian Church (508 Franklin Grand Haven)- Securely tied bags of cans/bottles (preferably rinsed out) can be placed in the bins located near the garage in the main parking lot.

When:  Drop off your can/bottle returnables anytime between Friday, May 22nd and Saturday, June 20th

Why:  Please consider helping us reach our fundraising goal to complete our upcoming playground improvements! We truly appreciate your support!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A Letter From the Director

Monday, March 16, 2020


*URGENT UPDATE: Detailed information to all parents to follow via email*

Joyful Noise is committed to doing our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Following recommendations from the CDC and state and local health officials, we have made the difficult decision to close the center beginning Wednesday, March 18 through Friday, April 10. We know what a hardship this will be for many of our families and staff, but please know that this decision was not made lightly. The health and safety of all in our Joyful Noise family is what remains most important through this incredibly difficult time. We are hopeful that we will be able to reopen Monday, April 13, and are praying for each and every one of you! Please check your email for important information from Ms. Sally. Thank you so much for your understanding ❤️

Friday, March 13, 2020

A Message From Joyful Noise Childcare

COVID-19 Update

Dear Joyful Noise family and friends, 

As COVID-19 infections become more widespread, we wanted to share with everyone steps we are taking to ensure the safety and health of our facility, students, their families and our staff.
On Monday, our JN Advisory Committee will be meeting to go over our plan of action should there be a time in the future we need to close the center due to illness, in particular the COVID-19 outbreak. We will share this information on Tuesday to confirm any tentative plan of action that will be put in place if this begins to affect us.
We have been in contact with LARA, the Ottawa County Health Department, and North Ottawa Community Hospital. We are reassured that these businesses have been planning and training for what may come, and are following their recommendations.
In the meantime, we have ramped up our cleaning efforts of our center, including surfaces that everyone comes into contact with daily. We have ordered extra supplies needed to stay open in case these items are in short supply in the coming weeks. Our staff is reinforcing frequent handwashing throughout the classrooms, reminding children to cough and sneeze into their elbow, and continuing their diligence with toy and equipment sanitizing. 
At this time, our infant room is closed to anyone other than primary caregiving teachers and infants. We want to protect our youngest children from any unnecessary exposure to germs, being this has been a particularly challenging season for illness.
If you or your child(ren) become ill, please stay home until fully recovered. We are always willing to bring a child out to the parking lot if you or another child is ill.
*Our staff will no longer be attending our annual MiAEYC conference in Grand Rapids on March 26-27. Joyful Noise is planning to be open both days.
While all Michigan K-12 schools begin closures Monday, March 16-April 6, Joyful Noise plans to remain open at this time. We will communicate any new information as it becomes available and will send out details after our JN Advisory Committee meeting on Monday, 3/16.
Parents, please be sure to keep us informed of any changes in your work schedules or plans for childcare. All attendance information should be directed to the office email. Also, be thinking of alternate childcare arrangements in the event JN gets closed by the State of Michigan for any period of time. We are hoping this won't happen, but want to be prepared if it does. We surely hope we will be able to remain open, so parents and our teachers can work.
Many of our older kids are hearing adults talk, and seeing the news. Here is a link about talking with children: https://www.cdc.gov/…/schools-ch…/talking-with-children.html
For more info on practices to follow to ensure your safety: https://www.cdc.gov/…/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf
We are committed to the safety and health of all our students, families and staff! Please follow joyfulnoisekids.com and https://www.facebook.com/JoyfulNoiseChildcare/ for more updates. Keep washing those hands and stay home if you are ill! Praying for the health of all ❤️

For the Love of Literacy "Pizza+Books" Event Has Been Canceled

After careful consideration, and with following the state recommendations for large group events during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year's For the Love of Literacy "Pizza+Books" Giveaway. We have been actively monitoring the situation, and the health and safety of the attendees and volunteers is our top priority. We are hoping to reschedule the event in the coming months. If not, we will see you all next March! Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time! Stay healthy!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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

The Bookman and the Joyful Noise C-Fund, along with Joyful Noise Childcare, are hosting a book drive for the upcoming For the Love of Literacy "Pizza Plus Books" Giveaway 2020!

Anyone with a new or gently used 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 or gently used 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 2020 giveaway! This event will benefit families and children in need with books and a pizza dinner on Wednesday, March 18th.

Books can be dropped off at The Bookman, located at 715 Washington St. in Grand Haven, MI. You will find a labeled drop-off box inside! There will also be a collection box at Joyful Noise Childcare, located at 508 Franklin Ave. in Grand Haven (office is downstairs, just off the side entrance on Sheldon/Clinton).

From now until Tuesday, March 17th--you have several weeks to drop off as many books as you like for children from ages 0-8 years!

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, donate a book or two, and give our story a happy ending! Thank you for your support!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

For the Love of Literacy "Pizza + Books" Giveaway 2020

Free books with no catch from the Loutit District Library and the Joyful Noise C-Fund!


Joyful Noise Christian Childcare’s C-Fund is ready to give away many brand new books to young readers at the sixth consecutive “Pizza Plus Books” event on Wednesday, March 18th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., in program rooms A and B at the 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 Pizza Grand Haven as well as access to other early childhood resources.

“I volunteered for the event because I find reading to be very important” said Oscar Sipe, a student of the Grand Haven High School National Honor Society who volunteered for last year's event. “In this day of technology, kids are much more interested in video and we cannot forget reading because it's just so much fun. It's good to get away from technology, so, in a way, supporting this it supports getting kids back to reading.”

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 18th, 2020 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




Friday, January 17, 2020

2020 SaveAround Coupon Book Fundraiser For Joyful Noise

Our annual SaveAround coupon books are here! Look in your child's cubby today!

Fundraiser begins NOW and ends on January 31st, 2020! Receive a FREE book for every five that you sell to family and friends (sell 5, get the 6th book free). Joyful Noise will earn a 50% profit for every book sold, and proceeds will go towards funding for equipment and supplies.

You can get the "Lakeshore" version for surrounding areas, or a "Grand Rapids" book as well! (We have GR books in the office available for pickup.) And you are also able to sell to friends and family nationwide, or online, using the information at this link:


You can also order online using a credit card by following this link:



Check your child's cubby for a booklet as well as informational paperwork so that you can start saving on local (and some national) restaurants, businesses and more.

The booklets are only $25 each, and the many "buy one get one free" or "free admission" coupons inside make this coupon book pay for itself!

*Just remember to return the booklet in the envelope provided to the Joyful Noise office if you are NOT interested in purchasing or participating. Thank you for supporting Joyful Noise!

Read the official fundraising letter here:

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

"Direct Your Dollars" Fundraiser

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Are you a regular shopper at an area SpartanNash store, such as D&W or Family Fare? If the answer is yes, you can help out Joyful Noise by saving your receipts and bringing them to Ms. Sue in the JN office or dropping them off at the First Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven office (just tell them it's for Joyful Noise)!

If you haven't heard of the "Direct Your Dollars" campaign, Joyful Noise has been collecting receipts from SpartanNash businesses since October 2016! For every $150,000 worth of receipts we collect, the Joyful Noise C-Fund will earn a $1,000 check from SpartanNash! We are happy to say that we are approximately $4,500 in receipts away from earning that check! It's been over 3 years of collecting, but our goal is in sight. Please help us get there by bringing in those SpartanNash store receipts. Thank you for supporting Joyful Noise Childcare and the Joyful Noise C-Fund!

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