All Day Every Day Kindergarten for All Students Tuition Free
Rockford Elementary Arts Magnet School continues to offer All Day Every Day Kindergarten at no cost to families for the ninth year. The Rockford kindergarten program will provide your child the opportunity to discover and learn through listening, observing, experimenting, and practicing. We introduce kindergarteners to a wide range of practical knowledge and skills, providing experiences that promote social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. An effective and caring environment will be provided for your child to help ensure a successful kindergarten experience.
Providing a full day kindergarten experience for all students gives each child:
· The gift of time for further exploration, reinforcement, and enrichment.
· Greater continuity of day-to-day activities in a continuous learning environment.
· More time to develop social skills through play and interaction with classmates.
· Prolonged interaction with children on a daily basis in the classroom.
· Opportunities to work with specialists in music, art, physical education, and media.
Kindergarten Entrance Requirements
Children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1 of the current school year. A birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records from your child’s doctor are required for entrance into kindergarten. In addition, early childhood screening is required before children may enroll in kindergarten.