Travis Stiehl of Lowell was arraigned Monday in a Kent County district court on charges of child sexually abusive activity and illegal computer use. He remains jailed on a $250,000 bond.
Federal agents reportedly found images of unclothed boys on Stiehl's computer, and authorities said he admitted to making three videos of children. Officials haven't said if the children went to the day care.
State records show the center's license was revoked in December 2013 after an investigation began.
Stiehl has a hearing May 9 to determine if prosecutors have enough evidence for a trial.