Friday, September 13, 2013

David Staal: Words Kids Need To Hear


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 6:30-7:30 P.M.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Haven, MI

Do you need a parenting or caregiving "refresh"?  
A new approach, or a "re-set"? 

Take a look at your game plan from a fresh new perspective with an hour long presentation from writer, mentor and at-risk children's advocate, David Staal. 
 Staal, a Grand Haven resident, currently serves as the president for the at-risk mentoring program “Kid’s Hope U.S.A”. He wrote his books Words Kids Need to Hear and Lessons Kids Need to Learn after being inspired to compile the most valuable nuggets of knowledge from “every day, veteran parents” through nationally conducted focus groups, and hopes to share highlights of this wisdom with those who attend this one hour seminar. Light refreshments will be served and a “meet and greet” will be hosted afterward.

This event is FREE and open to the community! It is 
appropriate for all who parent, care for or teach children. Area caregivers and child care workers are also encouraged to attend for a free hour of training and certificate of completion!

Funding comes from the Joyful Noise C-Fund program and the Community Artist Speakers’ Series fund.

Check out David Staal's website here:

Your support for our programs are very appreciated!


Are you able to support our program with a donation? Please see the giving options to your left! We appreciate every ounce of support we receive. Your contributions fuel our commitment to the "7 C's" and fulfilling our mission!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Gift of Music Classes have been a great success!


Our Gift of Music classes have been going wonderfully! We've enjoyed meeting with children from infancy up to 5 years of age in the first two sessions offered (2 /12-5 "All About Latin Music" and Infants-18 months "Shake it, baby").  All students have received free instruments to use for class and keep for home, and Gift Of Music classes have been featured in the Grand Haven Tribune paper as well as around town to capture the interest of local families we hope to serve!

How can you help? Please spread the word about this wonderful service we are providing the community and help us connect with caring donors who would like to sponsor us in our mission! Donation options are listed here on our website, but interested parties can make a contribution in person at <a href=""><u>Joyful Noise</u></a> or use any of the methods shown to your right (mailing a gift voucher or donating online).

Your help is essential in helping us achieve our goals and facilitate our mission of enriching the community and providing free resources for young children in our area.

Thank you!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Joyful Noise to offer FREE music classes!


We're SO excited to be bringing you a BRAND NEW and FREE community program--one of a series and hopefully other programs to come--through support from the C-Fund! Read our official press release below:

Joyful Noise Christian Childcare of Grand Haven, Michigan has created an early childhood music program like none other in the tri-cities area; it’s FREE! Partnering with early childhood resources such as the Grand Haven WIC office, Joyful Noise aims to reach the underserved and lower income population in the Grand Haven area with the gift of music. 

The weekly classes, which will be held on site at Joyful Noise, in First Presbyterian Church, are constructed in three week mini-sessions on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 a.m., the first of which is scheduled to begin on April 24th. The first course, centered around Latin music and created for 2 ½ to 5 year olds, will incorporate age appropriate song, dance, and instrument exposure.  Students will receive a free “guiro” (a Latin rhythm instrument) upon enrollment, to be used each week. Parents are required to attend. Families participating in the WIC or FIA program will automatically qualify for the classes, but Joyful Noise hopes to connect with a broad spectrum of children and parents who could not otherwise afford to attend similar (and expensive) music programs. “The cost of programs like ‘Kindermusik’ or ‘Music Together’ can be completely unfeasible for some families,” says the program’s instructor and coordinator, Chantal McDaniel, who has been teaching early childhood music at Joyful Noise for ten years. “All children deserve to experience the joy and developmental benefits of music and culture, and we’re hoping that this is the first of many free classes that will do just that!”

Plans for more sessions are underway as Joyful Noise aims to provide a fun, active and multicultural experience for children from infancy through school age.  The service is an extension of the vision that Joyful Noise, a 501 (c)3 non-profit, seeks to fulfill through their “C-Fund”, a giving program that facilitates not only the center’s growth, but also future programs providing free early childhood services (such as classes and resources) to the community.

Interested parties can stop by the website to fill out an application at, or read more about the community based vision for the C-fund at Physical copies of the session flier and enrollment application are available at Joyful Noise at 508 Franklin St. in Grand Haven, Michigan or at the Grand Haven WIC office, located at 1705 S. Beacon Blvd.

Friday, January 4, 2013

A Warm Thank You!

We can't thank our generous C-Fund donors enough for their tax deductible donations this year to our C-fund program during the holidays!  Monetary donations to our not-for-profit childcare center go to the most noble of causes (as outlined by the "7 Cs" principles linked above!) and we are SO very very grateful for your consideration!

We hope the holidays have blessed your richly and may 2013 hold much more joy for you!