Child Development Lab
Rockford High School
4100 Kroes
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The Child Development Lab offers 36 weeks of warm and nurturing degreed teachers presenting a curriculum which includes creative learning, problem solving, literacy, discovery, art, nature, field trips and special events.  We encourage curiosity, a love of learning and development of kind friendships in a safe and secure environment. Children must be completely toilet trained.  All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid. 

Mission Statement
Our activities are planned with great care and thought. We use the current research on child and brain development, as well as the guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, to plan and sequence each day, and the entire school year. 

TAX ID# 38-600-1986

Class offerings for the 2014-15 school year with seats available are as follows:

4 year old class  Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:30–3:00 pm  Cost: $1,250.00 


Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Hola Amigos and Montessori programs is currently available at our registration site,   A deposit is required when registering.  

To enroll in the Preschool Enrichment program, please contact the Preschool and Child Care Services office at 616.863.6560 to be put on the waiting list.  

To enroll in the K.I.S.D. Great Start Readiness Program, please contact the K.I.S.D. intake line at 616.447.2409.


Tuition information can be found here.

To make your tuition payment, log on to

From there, click the “My Account” link in the upper left corner of the screen.

Log on with your email address as the User ID along with your password.

Click on “View Child Care/Preschool Account Statement” in the “Registrations” section of the screen.

Click on the “Make Payment” button and proceed.  Note:  You can pay the total amount due, less than or more than the amount due.

"Being new to the area, our family was extremely lucky to be able to enroll in the CDL preschool.  We can't give enough praise to the program and its teachers.  They provide a loving, nuturing, safe environment while developing the children's social skills and confidence, and preparing them for kindergarten.  The curriculum is developmentally appropriate, teaching new skills while strengthening the fine and gross motor skills needed for kindergarten.  Our daughter's favorite activities include creative art, free choice play, and interacting with the high school friends.  She is extremely excited for school; this love is mainly due to her time at the CDL."  The Wypych Family

"We have had three children who have had the pleasure of attending the CDL 4 year old program.  All of our children loved the program and thoroughly enjoyed going to school, which can be half the battle.  As parents, we wanted our kids to learn the social and emotional environment of being at school, taking direction from the teachers, working with peers, and preparing them to go to kindergarten.  The CDL is an open setting that has a great balance in its day.  It allows the children to explore and play freely with others, yet provides a routine and structure that the kids learn to follow.  Academically, the children learn in a creative and playful setting where they are comfortable and aren't even aware that they are learning because it's fun!  The teachers are wonderful and we always felt that we were leaving our children in loving and capable hands.  The teachers always made our children feel as though they were special-as all children are-and that they truly cared about their well-being and success.  The incorporation of the high school friends was something our children loved and looked forward to.  Because of the wonderfully positive experience our children had at the Lab, it set them up to love school, learn to be a good friend, and to be confident children and students!" The Parks Family

"Thank you for taking photos of our daughter and her class and putting them on a DVD.  My husband and I just watched the DVD; there were so many things that the class did that we did not even know about.  Wow!  You have given her experiences that she would have never gotten from me.  Thank you so much."  The Callam-McRell Family

Preschool Office Contact Phone # 616.863.6560 

350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
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