forest grove christian learning center
A place where God’s love is seen and where each child is accepted as a unique person with special abilities and needs.


Forest Grove Christian Learning Center is a non-profit community outreach of the Forest Grove Reformed Church. The program’s directors, along with its staff of qualified teachers, are responsible for the daily operations of the center, which is governed by a Board of Directors who are members of the church.

Becky Belka

Director: Becky Belka,



OPEN Year Round! We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A late fee of $5.00 per 15 minutes or portion thereof will be charged to parents after 6:00 p.m. or before 6:30 a.m. This fee will be added to your billing statement.

Please limit the amount of time your child is at the center to 11 hours per day or less. We are only licensed to care for children up to 11 hours a day.


The center will be closed the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We will also be closing at 4:00pm on Christmas Eve. You will be charged for these days. Occasionally, the holidays fall on the weekend so they are observed on Monday or Friday. If this happens and for this reason or any other reason we have 10 or less families scheduled for care, we will close and it will be charged as a holiday.

The center typically does not close for snow days or fog delays. If you need additional care during school closings or delays, you must call the center before you bring your child to be sure we have space available. We will provide care for school-age children during these days on a first call, first serve basis.

If the center, for any reason, is without power, heat, or water, we will call you ASAP in the morning and let you know we will be closed for the day. You will not be charged for care if we close first thing in the morning. If we lose power, heat, or water, during the day, the decision to close will be made by the director, taking into account, first, the welfare of the children. You will be expected to pick up your child within a reasonable amount of time after you are called by our staff, and you will be charged for that day.


We have an open door policy, if there is a problem; we ask that you take it to the directors. If satisfaction is not found then, the problem can then be taken to a member of the board of directors.

Bill Veldhuizen
(616) 896-8450

Paul Veldhuizen
(616) 896-9753

Tracy Cravioto
(616) 617-9945

Jill Kortering
(616) 836-6136

Ashlee Clausen

Brent Renkema

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