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.  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


Enrollment 2016-2017

Enrollment for the Child Development Lab, Community Education, Montessori and Spanish preschool programs can be done by contacting the Preschool and Child Care Services office at (616) 863-6560.    A deposit is required when registering.

For enrollment information about the Preschool Enrichment program, please contact the Preschool and Child Care Services office at (616) 863-6560.

2016-17 Options with Seats Available:

3 year old Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:00-11:30 am

Child must be 3 by September 1, 2016.


4 year old Tues./Thurs. 12:30-3:00 pm

4 year old Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:30-3:00 pm

Child must be 4 by September 1, 2016.



Tuition – 2nd. tuition payment was due November 1, 2016

2016-2017 Tuition information can be found here.

Preschool Office Contact Phone # 616-863-6560

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