• Early Childhood Programs

    Welcome! Come and discover a caring atmosphere of support and education for children ages birth to five and their parents. Rockford Area Early Childhood Programs includes: Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) classes for parents and their children; The Launching Pad Preschool, a public preschool serving children ages 3 to 5; Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening; Birth to Age 4 Census; and home visitations and consultations. The Early Childhood Center is located in the Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School at 7650 Rebecca Park Trail (Co Rd 50) in Rockford. For more information, call the Early Childhood Programs office at 763-477-7500.

      
    2021 ECFE Summer Class RegistrationPhoto
    Are you and your little one ready for something new? We are warm and welcoming, and brimming with fun activites to delight your little one while having time set aside to uplift you. Register now for ECFE classes! COVID-19 safety protocols for in-person classes are observed. To learn more about what ECFE is, click this link: All About ECFE and FAQ 
     
    To explore, register and pay for ECFE classes click here: 2021 Online Registration. A class schedule is also available in the Community Education Catalog by clicking here: Summer Community Ed Brochure. You may fax, mail, or drop-off your registration to the Early Childhood Office, too.
     
      
      
     2021-22 Launching Pad Preschool Registration Now Open!
     
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    The Launching Pad Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2021-22 school year for children who will be between the ages of 3 and 5 by September 1, 2021 and are toilet trained.

    A lottery will be held for any classes that are over-capacity. All complete registrations received by March 15th will be included in the lottery and notification of class placement will be emailed to the address on your application by March 19th. After March 15th, registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.

    Online registration, information, payment and forms for download are available below. Click the link below to register online!

    For more information, please call us at 763-477-7500, or email Tiffany Reinhard at reinhardt@rockford.k12.mn.us.

    Quick Links:
    2021-22 Launching Pad Preschool Registration Information
    On-line Preschool Registration

     

    School supply list: Large backpack, 1 box of tissues. All other supplies are provided.
     
     
     
     
     

     

EC Programs Information

Announcements:

  • Launching Pad Preschool Receives a 4-Star Rating



    Launching Pad Preschool has been awarded a 4-star rating from Parent Aware! The highest rating offered, it reflects a commitment to high quality programming using research-based best practices, while preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond. To learn more, visit www.parentawareratings.org.

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  • Launching Pad Preschool is a Parent Aware Early Learning Scholarship Site!

    Along with a 4-Star Rating from Parent Aware, Launching Pad Preschool has new Early Learning Pathway II Scholarships available for qualifying families. A scholarship award includes all tuition fees. Launching Pad Preschool is also eligible to accept Pathway I Scholarships that have been applied for and awarded directly to families. Please call us at 763-477-7500 for more information.

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Contacts

  • Tiffany Reinhard, Coordinator  

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1215; 
    Email:  reinhardt@rockford.k12.mn.us
    Address:  7650 Co Rd 50
    Rockford, MN 55373

    Michelle Anderson, EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1212
    Email:  andersonm@rockford.k12.mn.us

    BethAnn Brooks,  EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1209
    Email:  brooksb@rockford.k12.mn.us

    DeAnn Lommel, EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1211
    Email:  lommeld@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Stephanie Ogland, EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1213
    Email:  oglands@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Stephanie Ogland, Parent Educator

    Business:  763-477-7500 
    Email:   oglands@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Lindsey Stotts, EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1210
    Email:  stottsl@rockford.k12.mn.us