Office Hours

7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2020-21 BAC Enrollment Forms available mid-May, 2020

Before and After School Care Program (BAC)
DK-5th Grade


Enrollment based on availability at each BAC location.   Call 616.863.6560 for availability & enrollment forms.

February calendars are now open for scheduling.

Reminder:  Care during the holiday break is at Parkside Elementary, 156 Lewis St., downtown Rockford.

Calendars close at midnight on the 25th.  As is our policy, a $25.00 late fee will be added to your account for schedules added after the 25th.  The calendars re-open on the 1st. of each month.  

TAX ID #: 38-600-1986

The BAC Program provides quality care for RPS school-aged children in developmental kindergarten through fifth grade and is available every school day at all of our elementary schools. This program focuses on enhancing physical, intellectual, social and emotional development, with recognition of individual interests and talents and promotion of the school as a safe and stimulating place.

To help parents and children adjust quickly and happily to the program, and to prevent any misunderstandings, please carefully review program information.  If you have questions, contact the Child Care Services office at 616.863.6560; office hours are generally Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, with limited hours on no-school days and during the summer.  TAX ID# 38-600-1986

2019-20 Tuition Information:

Family Enrollment Fee:  $25 non-refundable fee if enrolled by Aug. 2, 2019
$40 non-refundable Enrollment Fee if enrollment after Aug. 3, 2019.
There is no sibling discount.

Morning session:  7:00–8:30 am, $8 per day per child
Afternoon session:  3:30–6:00 pm, $12 per day per child

2 Hr. Delay/Late Start:  $11.00 per day per child
Early Release Afternoon:  15.00 per day per child

Half Day:  $20.00 per day per child – Pre-registration is required.

Full Day care is held at Parkside for holiday breaks, etc.  $40.00 per day per child – Pre-registration is required.

Returned Check Fee:  $15.00


Scheduling Fees

Calendar Input Fee – $25.00

Add-In Fee – $5.00

Unscheduled Add-In Fee – $10.00

Rockford Child Care Services bills and collects tuition on a pre-pay basis. A bill for services is generated in your
Family Access account when your child’s calendar is entered. The bill must be paid in full by the 25th of the
month for the services which are scheduled to occur in the following month. For example, if services are
scheduled for the month of February, the entire bill must be paid in full by January 25th.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Non-Payment of tuition will result in dismissal from the program.
In the event of a dismissal, a dismissal notice will be sent via email and must be paid in full within seven days
to remain in the program. If paid after the dismissal date, the child/ren will be subject to re-register, based
on availability. A $40 re-enrollment fee will be assessed and tuition for the upcoming month will need be
paid in full in order to re-enter the program. If a dismissal email is issued more than twice in one school year,

you will be asked to find child care elsewhere.

BAC Scheduling Policy
Minimum enrollment is one AM or PM per week OR four cumulative days per month, per child. We DO NOT
offer drop in care. If your child/children do not have a calendar or they do not attend BAC for 4 consecutive
weeks, they will be automatically un-enrolled. If your child/children do not sign up for the required minimum
amount of days, they will be automatically un-enrolled. Re-enrollment is subject to availability and the $40 re-enrollment fee.

The BAC calendar will open each month from the 1st – 25th to enter your schedule or to make changes to an
existing schedule. After the calendar lockout date of the 26th, your schedule cannot be removed and all
charges will apply. We do not credit or swap for scheduled days that are cancelled.

If you do not set your schedule in between the 1st and 25th of each month, you will be charged a
$25 fee for our staff to enter your schedule for you.

If you add an AM or PM for the current day or current week of care, a $5 Add-In Fee will be added to the
daily standard AM or PM BAC charge. Otherwise, you may add days at no extra charge ONLY if called in
by noon the Thursday before the next week’s scheduled days of care. DO NOT send add-in requests via email.
All add-in requests must be called in by 3:00pm to the Child Care office.

If your child is sent to BAC without a schedule or without contacting the Child Care office, a $10
Unscheduled Add-In Fee will be added to the daily standard AM or PM BAC charge.


Enrollment is available throughout the school year as long as there is space. Children may participate in games, arts and crafts, literacy, homework, and indoor/outdoor recreation time. A snack is provided after school each day.