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 Virtual Tour

Child Development Lab

Online enrollment for the Child Development Lab is currently closed for the 2022-23 school year.  Online enrollment is open for the Community Ed, Montessori and Spanish preschools at  A non-refundable deposit is required to register.

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 Tuesday and Thursday morning for three year olds, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for four year olds.  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.


2022-2023 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.

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.






Tuition information can be found here.

TAX ID# 38-600-1986

Child Development Lab News

New Superintendent Makes A Sweet Impression In Rockford

Dr. Matthews brings long experience, delicious cookies to the job!     Read article here

Rockford Continues To Offer Virtual Class Options For 7th-12th Graders!

Read article here  

2022 Rockford Public Schools Examples in Excellence

Congrats to David Jangda!

David Jangda was recently selected as WZZM’s Teacher of the Week. Click here to watch the story

DK and Kindergarten Enrollment

DK/Kindergarten Enrollment (printable)