• 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.

    ECFE Class Registration - 2021-22 is Open!Photo
    We are so excited to bring you new ECFE offerings and parent support opportunities! Explore classes and register now! 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: Online Registration. Please call us at 763-477-7500 with questions, or for more information! 
     2021-22 Launching Pad Preschool Registration
    (Classes begin the week of September 20)
    Preschool Photo
    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. 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.

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    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


  • 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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  • 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

    Lindsey Stotts, EC Teacher

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

    Jessica Koch, Parent Educator

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

    EC Teacher

    Business:  763-477-7500