Our staff is chosen based on their background with caring for children and infants and their friendliness. When a staff is hired they need to complete, a thorough application, back ground check through ICHAT, Criminal Record Check, DHS Screening, Physical Exam with a TB Test and we are all trained in Infant/Child CPR and First Aide and Blood Borne Pathogen. Also, needed to complete 16 trainings in child related courses per year.
We take several field trips throughout the year.
Here are some examples:
Imagination Station with lunch and ice cream stop- GR. Haven
Children's Museum- Grand Rapids
Country Dairy-New Era
Lewis Farms-New Era
Double JJ Waterpark-Rothbury
Teusinks Pony Farm-Holland
Bike trail Trip- Montague Bike trail
A hike through the woods to a local restaurant for lunch
Hoppin Fun Night- This is a night for the parents to have a night out and the kids have a fun night with activities and dinner with Hop Staff. This happens on a Friday night.