• 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.

    2019-20 ECFE Class RegistrationPhoto
    Registration is open! To explore, register and pay for classes click here: 2020  Online Registration. A class schedule is also available in the Community Education Catalog. You may fax, mail, or drop-off your registration to the Early Childhood Office, too.
     2020-21 Launching Pad Preschool Registration
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    The Launching Pad Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year for children who will be between the ages of 3 and 5 by September 1, 2020 and are toilet trained. A lottery will be held for any classes that are over-capacity. All complete registrations received by March 16th will be included in the lottery and notification of class placement will be emailed to the address on your application by March 20th. After March 16th, registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Click the link below to register online!

    Registration information for the 2020-21 school year was mailed to all residents on our census with children between the ages of 3 and 5 years by September 1, 2020. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call us at 763-477-7500, or email Tiffany Reinhard at reinhardt@rockford.k12.mn.us.

    Quick links:
    2020-21 Launching Pad Preschool Registration Information
    2020-21 On-line Preschool Registration

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


EC Programs Information


  • 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 Scholarships available for qualifying families (Pathway II Scholarships). 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Dana Schrempp, Parent Educator

    Business:  763-477-7500 x1200
    Email:  schremppd@rockford.k12.mn.us

    Lindsey Stotts, EC Teacher

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