Childcare Center

Blackbird Childcare Center Closed from April 9-April 21 due to COVID staffing issues. BBCC will reopen on April 22.

Welcome to Blackbird Childcare Center

We are excited to have your child enrolled in our program. Our center will focus on creative play, basic learning and socialization skills. Our goal is to provide a safe and quality program for the community of Harbor Springs. It is important that parents read this handbook carefully to develop a common understanding of expectations and become oriented with the program requirements needed for your child to attend. We want your family to be happy and comfortable with our “at school” care.

Program Philosophy

We strive to provide an environment of trust, understanding, comfort and safety for the children in our care. We hope to instill a sense of personal responsibility, empathy toward others, a desire to learn, and an ability to keep busy while having fun with schoolmates in each child.

Contact Info:

Tami Keller

Vicky Ryba


7:30 a.m.—6:00 p.m.

Program Plan

Children are placed in each program based upon chronological age and developmental appropriateness. Staffing ratios for each room are set by the State of Michigan. All licensing guidelines are followed. Each room is equipped with developmentally suitable toys and equipment.

Lambs – 2 weeks to 18 months 

Yearlings – 18 months to 30 months

Little Rams – 30 months to 3-4 years

Rams – 3-7 years old. MUST BE COMPLETELY POTTY TRAINED (i.e. totally independent in the bathroom)

Blackbird Child Care Center Attendees Enjoy:

  • Hands-on sensory fun
  • Field trips
  • Outside play
  • Story time
  • Special visitors
  • Hot lunch available
  • Singing
  • Dramatic play


  • Sincere, enthusiastic staff
  • Dancing
  • Art
  • Gym time