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

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Child Development Lab

This program is located at Rockford High School and teaches preschoolers to become successful learners through cooperative experiences, problem solving and play, while training high school students enrolled in child development and life skills classes, to become potential educators.  Preschool children have many opportunities to learn independence, make decisions, develop creativity, and practice social and kindergarten readiness skills.  The activities are planned with care using the High Scope curriculum.  This quality approach to early childhood education has been developed through research and practice over 50 years in Ypsilanti, MI. Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1 of the current school year and completely independent in the bathroom.

Classes meet 2-1/2 hours each Tuesday and Thursday mornings or afternoons for the 3 year old classes.  Classes meet 2-1/2 hours each Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or afternoons for the four year old classes. 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.


Tuition information can be found here.

TAX ID# 38-600-1986

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