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2023-2024 Preschool Registration – Save The Dates!! 

Rockford Preschool & Child Care Services will be hosting their Parent Only Information Nights the first week of February for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.  Here are the details!

 

  • Child Development Lab Preschool – Monday, Feb. 6th, 5:30-7:00 pm., held at the Lab, located at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes St., Rockford, MI.  Note: Use Alles Drive; entrance is around the back of the high school.
  • All Other Classes: Community Ed, Montessori, Spanish and Full Day Preschool – Tuesday, Feb. 7th., 6:00-7:30 pm., held in the classrooms at the Administration Building, 350 N. Main St., Rockford, MI.  Note:  Use the Community Services Entrance off of Lewis Street. NOTE: Enrollment in the Spanish Preschool 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.
  • Registration Information: Child Development Lab, Community Education, Montessori and Spanish preschools online registration begins February 22 at 6pm at: https://rps.digitalsignup.com/  Each program requires a non-refundable deposit to be paid at the time of registration and is applied to the total cost of tuition. Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2023 and completely independent in the bathroom to enroll.  If your 1st choice is full, add yourself to the waiting list & if/when an opening occurs, you will be contacted.  Note:  If you enroll in one of our other programs & your name comes up for your 1st. choice, all monies can be transferred to your preferred class.
  • Full-Day preschool program registration will be done via email by completing & submitting the call back form that will be available on our website, https://www.rockfordschools.org/preschool-classes/preschool-enrichment-child-care/   beginning February 22, at 5 p.m. Children must be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2022 and completely independent in the bathroom to enroll.
  • Virtual Information Tours – If you cannot attend our Parent Only Information meetings, there are video tours posted about all of our programs for next school year. You will see a short interview with each lead teacher giving an overview of the program and what a typical day is like. https://www.rockfordschools.org/preschool-classes/preschool-virtual-tours/ 

 

Questions:  616.863.6560, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

If your child turns 5 by December 1, he/she is eligible to enroll in the Rockford Public Schools Developmental Kindergarten program.  Information for that enrollment process is posted mid-January on the district website: https://www.rockfordschools.org/enrollment-procedures/ 

 

2022-2023 Preschool – Please contact the office, 616.863.6560 for availability for the Community Education Preschool, Montessori and Spanish Preschool. rps.digitalsignup.com 

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

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 program is currently full for the 2022-23 preschool year.

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

Important Dates:

Nov. 23-25 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

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.  Contact the office for 2022-23 availability, 616.863.6560.

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

Important Dates:

Nov. 23–25 – No School, Thanksgiving Break

Montessori

Enrollment for the Montessori program requires a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to register and is applied to the total cost of tuition. Contact the office for 2022-23 availability, 616.863.6560.

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.

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.

Important Dates:

Nov. 23–25 – No School, Thanksgiving Break

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.  Contact the office for 2022-23 availability, 616.863.6560.

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

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

Important Dates:

Nov. 23–25 – No School, Thanksgiving Break