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.


2020-2021 Class Offerings:

3 yr. old class Tues./Thurs.  9:00–11:30 am Cost: $1,000.00 a $200.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration

3 yr. old class Mon./Wed./Fri.  9:00–11:30 am Cost: $1,500.00 a $200.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration


4 yr. old class Tues./Thurs. 12:30-3:00 pm Cost: $1,000.00 a $200.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration

4 yr. old class Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:30-3:00 pm Cost: $1,500.00 a $200.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration


Tuition information can be found here.

TAX ID# 38-600-1986

Child Development Lab News

COVID-19 Update – March 12, 2020

Below are documents with the most current information on the COVID-19. We continue to appreciate your cooperation, patience, and understanding.         Thank you, Dr. Michael Shibler Superintendent…

COVID-19 Update

Because COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a rapidly-evolving situation with cases now identified in Michigan, I want to assure you that we are continuing to stay on top of the most recent…

2020-21 Preschool Parent Information Only Night!

Get all of your preschool questions answered & see the classrooms! The Parent Only Information Night for the Child Development Lab Preschool, will be held on Monday, Feb. 3rd, 5:30-7:00…

2020-21 Preschool Parent Information Night!

RPS Bus Driver Russ Clark Named Education Support Professional of the Year in Michigan

  Press Release Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs, 517-241-4395 Bill DiSessa, Spokesperson, 517-335-6649     Rockford Bus Driver Selected As 2019 Education Support Staff Professional of…