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  • 2022-2023 Preschool – Online registration for the Community Education Preschool, Montessori and Spanish Preschool is currently underway at: rps.digitalsignup.com 

If you have questions, please contact our office M-F, 7am – 4pm or email Jamie Brown at JBrown@rockfordschools.org or Melissa Baines at MBaines@rockfordschools.org

If your child turns 5 by November 30 of the current school year, he/she is eligible to enroll in the Rockford Public Schools Developmental Kindergarten program.  Information for that enrollment process is posted on the district website: https://www.rockfordschools.org/enrollment-procedures/ 

Child Development Lab Preschool

Enrollment for the Child Development Lab program requires a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to register and is applied to the total cost of tuition.

This unique program recently earned their 5-star rating from the Great Start To Quality program!  This preschool is one of the highest rated preschool programs in the Rockford area!

The Lab preschool 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.

Classes meet 2½ hours each Tuesday and Thursday morning for three year olds, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for four year olds.   All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid. Visit us on Facebook.

2022-2023 CDL Preschool Class Offerings:

3 yr. old class Tues./Thurs. 9:00-11:30 am Cost: $1,000.00;  a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

4 yr. old class Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:00-11:30 am Cost: $1,500.00; a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

2022-2023 Important Dates:

September 6 – 3 Year Old Parent Only Orientation Meeting – 10:30 a.m.

September 7 – 4 Year Old Parent Only Orientation Meeting – 10:30 a.m.

September 12 – 4 Year Old Parent & Child Mini Session – 9:30 a.m.

September 13 – 3 Year Old Parent & Child Mini Session – 9:30 a.m.

September 14 – 4 Year Old – First Day

September 15 – 3 Year Old – First Day

Community Education Preschool

Enrollment for the Community Education programs require a $100.00  non-refundable deposit for the 3 year old class or a $200.00 non-refundable deposit for the 4 year old class to register and is applied to the total cost of tuition  Register online at rps.digitalsignup.com.

Our Community Education preschool has earned a 4-Star rating through Great Start to Quality, a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs in Michigan.  This program helps children develop the ability to work and play together in an enjoyable group setting that utilizes a developmentally appropriate kindergarten readiness curriculum.   Students are exposed to and practice social and cognitive skills with a focus on environmental topics.

This program is for children three and four years old.  All of our staff are trained in early childhood, CPR and first aid.  Visit us on Facebook.

2022-2023 Community Ed Preschool Class Offerings:

3 yr. old class Tues./Thurs. 8:15–10:15 am Cost: $850.00 – a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition

3 yr. old class Tues./Thurs. 10:30–12:30 pm  Cost: $850.00 – a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

4 yr. old class Mon. – Thurs. 8:45–11:15 am – Cost: $1,700.00 – a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

4 yr. old class Mon. – Thurs. 11:45–2:15 pm  Cost: $1,700.00 – a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

 

2022-2023 Important Dates:

August 23 – 3 Year Old Parent Only Meeting – Both Classes – 6:00 p.m.

August 25 – 4 Year Old Parent Only Meeting – Both Classes – 6:00 p.m.

August 30 – 4 Year Old Parent & Child Open House – A.M. Class – 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

August 30 – 3 Year Old Parent & Child Open House – 8:15 a.m. Class – 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

August 30 – 3 Year Old Parent & Child Open House – 10:30 a.m. Class – 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

August 30 – 4 Year Old Parent & Child Open House – P.M. Class – 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 6 – All Classes – First Day

Montessori

Enrollment for the Montessori program requires a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to register and is applied to the total cost of tuition. Register online at rps.digitalsignup.com

This program can be used in conjunction with the Full Day Preschool program, if space is available.  Please contact our office at 616.863.6560 for more information.

The Montessori program has earned a 4-Star rating through Great Start to Quality, a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs in Michigan.

This program introduces children to practical living skills, sensory education, language, math, science, cultural activities, art, music and movement.  Hands-on activities are designed to help children develop a sense of order, concentration, coordination and independence in this child-centered environment.  A mix of ages of three & four year olds is a key premise of the philosophy.  All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid.  Visit us on Facebook.

2022-2023 Montessori Class Offerings: 

Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 am – Cost $3,800.00 – a $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

Monday-Friday 12:00-3:00 pm – Cost $3,800.00 – a $500.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition.

2022-2023 Important Dates:

August 24 – Parent Only Meeting – Both Classes – 6:00 p.m.

August 31 – Parent & Child Open House – A.M. Class – 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

August 31 – Parent & Child Open House – P.M. Class – 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 6 – Both Classes – First Day

Spanish Preschool

Enrollment for the Spanish Preschool requires a $200.00 non-refundable deposit to register and is applied to the total cost of tuition.  Register online at rps.digitalsignup.com

This program can be used in conjunction with the Full Day Preschool program, if space is available.  Please contact our office at 616.863.6560 for more information.

NOTE: Enrollment in this program DOES NOT guarantee enrollment in the Rockford Public Schools Spanish Immersion program at Roguewood Elementary.  Enrollment placement for the district’s program is by a lottery draw only.

This blended program for three and four year olds introduces the Spanish language through hands-on learning, preschool games, songs, read alouds and movement activities.  Each month focuses on a different theme such as colors, numbers, animals, etc.  Children must be 3 and/or 4 by September 1 of the current school year.  All of our staff are trained in CPR and first aid.  Visit us on Facebook.

2022-2023 Spanish Preschool Offerings:

3 & 4 yr. old Blended class Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:15–11:45 am – Cost:  $1,800.00 – a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition – FULL

3 & 4 yr. old Blended class Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:30–3:00 pm – Cost: $1,800.00 – a $200.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition

2022-2023 Important Dates:

August 24 – Parent Only Meeting – 7:00 p.m.

August 31 – Parent & Child Open House – A.M. Class – 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

August 31 – Parent & Child Open House – P.M. Class – 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

September 7 – All Classes – First Day