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, and Montessori programs is currently available at our registration site, http://www.rpssignmeup.com. A deposit is required when registering.
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.
August 13 - Busy Bee (3 Year Old Class) Parent Only Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.
August 20 - Busy Bee (3 Year Old Class) Family Open House 6:00-7:30 p.m.
August 27 - Meadow & Pond (4 Year Old Classes) Parent Only Informational Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.
August 25-September 1 - Center Closed - Staff In-service/Holiday
September 2 - Center Opens
September 11 - Meadow & Pond (4 Year Old Classes) Family Open House 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuition information can be found here.
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