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.
2014-2015 Preschool and Child Care Open Houses
Families interested in enrolling for the upcoming school year are encouraged to stop by to see what we have to offer and let our outstanding staff answer any questions you may have.
• Child Development Lab Preschool
Tuesday, February 4, 2014; 6:00-7:30 pm
Rockford Senior High School, 4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI
• Community Education Preschool
• Hola Amigos Preschool
• K.I.S.D. Great Start Readiness Program
• Preschool Enrichment Child Care
Thursday, February 6, 2014; 6:00-7:30 pm
Rockford Public Schools Administration Building, 350 N. Main Street
Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Hola Amigos and Montessori programs will be done online at our registration site, http://www.rpssignmeup.com. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. 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 Preschool Enrichment program, please contact the Preschool and Child Care Services office at 616.863.6560.
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.
Tuition Statements: To view your tuition payment, log on to www.rpssignmeup.com.
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.
Tuition Payments: Please contact the office, 616.863.6560, to make your tuition payment with
a debit/credit card.
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