Rockford’s wide Preschool and Child Care building, standing out with light and dark red wrapping around its windows
Kids hugging a person in a black cat suit




4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI  49341

Child Development Lab

Children have many opportunities to learn independence, make decisions, develop creativity and practice social and kindergarten readiness skills in an environment of caring, qualified instructors and students.  Curiosity and a love of learning are developed through experiences with nature, art and family focused activities.

This program is located at Rockford High School and utilizes high school students enrolled in child development and life skills classes in this program.  Classes meet 2 ½ hours each M/W/F or T/TH, morning or afternoon.   We do not offer a sibling discount.  All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid.  Visit us on Facebook.

Mission Statement
Our activities are planned with great care and thought. We use current research on child and brain development, as well as the guidelines set forth by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, to plan and sequence each day and the entire school year.

TAX ID# 38-600-1986

Parent Only Information Night 2019-2020
Parents interested in enrolling into one of our preschool programs 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
Monday, February 4, 2019; 5:30-7:00 pm
Rockford Senior High School, 4100 Kroes, Rockford, MI
Directions:  From Kroes St., turn on to Alles Dr. at the west end of the high school, (between the high school and the tennis courts) around to the back of the building


  • Community Education Preschool
  • Montessori
  • Preschool Enrichment (Full Day Preschool) Child Care
  • Spanish Preschool

Tuesday, February 5, 2019; 6:00-7:30 pm
Rockford Public Schools Administration Building, 350 N. Main Street
Directions:  Enter off from Lewis St., use the Community Services entrance

Enrollment information will be provided at the Information Nights; a non-refundable deposit is required to register.  If you cannot attend, contact the Preschool & Child Care office, 616.863.6560.


2018-19 Class Offerings:

3 yr. old class Mon./Wed./Fri.  9:00–11:30am Cost: $1,500.00 (4 payments of $350.00 due Aug., Nov., Jan., March)

3 yr. old class Tues./Thurs.  9:00–11:30am Cost: $1,000.00 (Currently Full – Register to the waiting list)

4 yr. old class Tues./Thurs. 12:30-3:00pm Cost: $1,000.00 (4 payments of $225.00 due Aug., Nov., Jan., March)

4 yr. old class Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:30-3:00pm Cost: $1,500.00 – (4 payments of $350.00 due Aug., Nov., Jan., March)


2018-19 Important Dates:

Nov. 19 – 23 – Closed – Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 26 – Closed


2018-19 Tuition information can be found here.


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


Preschool Office Contact Phone 616.863.6560

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