Child Care/Preschool
350 N. Main Street
Rockford, MI  49341
Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director
Jane Downs, Director, Preschool and Child Care Services

Jennifer DeWard, Secretary
Vicki Davidson, Receptionist
Phone616.863.6560Fax616.866.5994Hours8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Executive Director's Welcome

Rockford Public Schools offers a variety of preschool and child care options for children within our community. Listed below you will find the many programs we offer, along with a brief description of each one, and the link to each program page. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.  Visit us on Facebook at

Lisa Jacobs, Executive Director
Community Services


Enrollment 2016-2017 

Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Montessori and Spanish preschool programs is currently underway at our online registration site,  A deposit is required when registering. 

For enrollment information about the Preschool Enrichment program, please contact the Preschool & Child Care Services office at 616.863.6560.

Before & After School Care -
 Enrollment paperwork/information will be available sometime in May.   

Before and After Care Program
Child care available at each elementary school immediately before and after the regular school day

Child Development Lab Preschool
Traditional preschool for three and four year olds, including interaction with high school students as part of the child development curriculum

Community Ed Preschool
Traditional preschool for three and four year olds

Program for children ages three and four which encourages learning through self discovery and individual pace

Preschool Enrichment Child Care
Year-round preschool program for three and four year olds with wrap-around child care

Spanish Preschool
This blended program is for three and four year olds utilizing materials to introduce preschoolers to the Spanish language.

Summer School Age Program
Summer child care program for school aged kids

2016-2017DK/Kindergarten Information

This applies to students who will be turning five years old on or before September 1, 2016.

If your child will turn five years old after September 1 but by December 1, you may enroll your child as long as you provide a signed age waiver form.   Please use the following chart to determine district recommendations for placement and screening:

Your child is 5 on or before April 30, 2016

    *District recommended kindergarten placement

Your child's birth date is between

May 1 & August 31

*District recommendation to sign up for district screening

Your child's birth date is between       September 1 & December 1

*Waiver is required
*District recommended Developmental Kindergarten placement

For further information, visit:

350 N. Main Street | Rockford, MI 49341 | 616.863.6320
Mission Statement | Contact Webmaster | Staff Links