Preschool Enrichment Child Care Rockford Community Services Building, 350 N. Main St.
Our preschool, with wrap-around child care, is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Parents can be assured that their child is receiving the best care and early learning experiences. The national association has high standards in 10 different areas: relationships with children, curriculum, teaching, assessment, health, teachers, families, community relationships, physical environment and management. A center must show proficiency in all areas to be given the accreditation status. It takes many months of self-study, research, discussion and making changes before a center is ready for an on-site visit from a validator. The findings are then sent to a committee who makes the determination and award.
The State of Michigan has recently introduced a new system for monitoring and maintaining quality child care programs. Rockford Preschool and Child Care Services is in the process of obtaining a rating through Michigan’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS), an important step for our center in supporting a “culture” of quality for young children.
Beginning this year, ratings will be available to anyone using Great Start CONNECT – a web based online searchable database for licensed child care and preschools that also provides parents information about area resources that serve young families and children. To access information about Great Start CONNECT, go to www.greatstartconnect.org has earned the distinction of national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs. Parents can be assured that their child will be exposed to varied learning experiences, including a planned preschool program, meals, and both gym and outdoor play.
We are proud of our well-trained staff and the relationships they have built with families. Our staff are trained in early childhood, CPR, and first aid. The Preschool Enrichment Child Care Center is in operation Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm on a 12-month basis. Children must be toilet trained. Please contact our office at 616.863.6560 for more information.
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.
Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Hola Amigos and Montessori programs is currently available at our registration site, http://www.rpssignmeup.com. A deposit is required when registering. Walk-in registration begins Tuesday, February 18, 2014, beginning at 9:00 am at the Preschool and Child Care office, 350 N. Main, Rockford, MI.
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.
Preschool Parent Meet and Greet with Dr. Shibler
Superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, Dr. Michael Shibler, along with Central Office Administrators from the district, will present information and answer questions regarding the upcoming May 6th bond proposal and election.
· Wednesday, March 12th, 6:00 pm
· Administration Building Cafeteria, 350 N. Main Street
· Child care and light refreshments provided
We look forward to meeting all parents and sharing information regarding Rockford Public Schools.
Tuition information can be found here.
Please do not pay online. Contact the office, 616.863.6560, to make your payment with a debit/credit card. If you prefer to pay with a check or money order, please include the first and last name of the student on the check and mail it to Rockford Child Care Services, 350 N. Main St., Rockford, MI 49341. Cash payments must be made at the office. If the tuition balance is not current/up to date after 30 days, a 3% late fee will be assessed to your account. Unless prior arrangements have been made with our office, payment is expected on time. Please keep your account current. Tuition payments may not be made at the BAC site.
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