Welcome to Stateline Kids 2019-2020 Preschool Guide for the Rockford Area! There are many great preschool options to choose from in the Stateline whether you’re looking for general education, a specific teaching style, or a faith-based school.

If you’re looking for a preschool for your 2 – 5 year old in the Rockford, Roscoe, Loves Park, Rockton, Belvidere or Beloit area, check out this guide to help you make your decision.

All preschools listed are privately owned which means that you do not have to live in the city where they are located for your child to attend.

This guide is separated by city/town so you can jump down to the area you’re interested in or scroll through the entire guide.

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Rockford

YMCA Children’s Learning Center
2918 Glenwood Ave., Rockford, IL
815-977-4576 or info@rockriverymca.org
https://rockriverymca.org/CLC/

Hours: Full and part-time available (2 or 3 days per week)

Type/Category of preschool: Early childhood education

Ages served: 3-5 year olds

The YMCA Children’s Learning Center curriculum is consistent with the YMCA philosophy, which focuses on a child-centered and holistic approach to early childhood programming. Core content includes literacy, math, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits, and social/moral/spiritual development.

Registration Dates: Rolling throughout the year

Spectrum School
4848 Turner Street, Rockford, IL
815-877-1600
https://spectrumschool.org/

Hours: 3-5 half days of full days available
Three days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 8:30 am – 3:00 pm for full day

Compass before care starts at 7:00am for an additional fee

Compass after school enrichment and care available from 3:00-5:30pm dail

Type/Category of preschool: High Scope Early Childhood philosophy, Nature-based Preschool

Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Open House: TBD – see website for future details

Registration Dates: Rolling throughout the year


Montessori Private Academy
8101 Sayer Road, Rockford, IL
815-332-8101
www.montessoriprivateacademy.com

Hours: Full and half days available
Full day hours are 8 am – 3:30 pm
Half days for ages 2-4 are 8 am – 11:30 am

Type/Category of preschool: Fully accredited member of the American Montessori Society

Ages served: 2-5 years old
Students up to 15 years old can attend the Academy

Open House & Registration Dates: Open House February 8th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm. Register for the Open house here!

Re-enrollment for current families late January. Open registration February 8th.

Other information: The Montessori Method was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori in the early 1900s. Our school provides children with an enriching prepared environment that is both pleasing and inviting. It is a child-centered, self-directed approach based on scientific observation. Highly trained teachers offer age-appropriate lessons that guide a child’s learning and interests. 

The Extended Care Program is available to expand the school day from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. The school year begins in late August and completes at the end of May. Summer Camp options available for children 3-6 years old.

Woodsong Nature School
4848 Turner St., Rockford, IL
815-324-3282
https://www.woodsongschool.com/

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Type/Category of preschool: Nature-based

Ages served: 2-3 years old

Open House and Registration Dates: January 22 from 4 – 6 pm and January 25 from 9 – 11 am. More Open Houses will be scheduled in spring. Registration is now open for Summer 2020 and the 2020-2021 school year.

Other information: Children can enroll immediately after their 2nd birthday and do not need to be potty-trained. We also offer an optional 3-month summer session. 


Alpine Academy of Rockford
5001 Forest View Ave., Rockford, IL
815-227-8894
www.alpineacademyofrockford.com
Hours: Half and full-day available
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

Berean Baptist Christian School
5626 Safford Rd., Rockford, IL
815-962-4841
www.bereanschool.com
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Baptist
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Christ the Rock Lutheran
8330 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL
815-332-5551
www.ctrockford.org/preschool
Hours: 3 year olds preschool
Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am
4 year olds preschool
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4 year olds kindergarten
Monday through Thursday from 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-5 years old

Christ United Methodist Preschool Center
1505 N. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL
815-398-1458
www.christumc.cc/cumc-preschool
Hours: Full and half-day available
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Methodist
Ages served: 2-5 years old
Registration dates: January 2020

Christian Life Schools
5950 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL
815-877-5749
www.clschools.org
Hours: Half and full days available – 2 days, 3 days, and 5 days
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

Holy Family Catholic Preschool
4407 Highcrest Rd., Rockford, IL
815-398-5902
http://school.holyfamilyrockford.org/
Hours: Half days and full days available
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Catholic
Ages served: 3-4 years old

Keith Country Day School
1 Jacoby Pl, Rockford, IL
815-399-8850 x184
www.keithschool.com
Type/Category of preschool: General education
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Our Savior’s Playtown Preschool Center
3300 Rural St., Rockford, IL
815-399-0531
www.oslcrockford.com/classes
Hours: Half and full-day available with option of 2-5 days per week
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Rockford Christian Schools
220 Hemlock Lane, Rockford, IL
815-391-8006
www.rockfordchristian.org
Hours: Half and full days available – 2 days, 3 days, and 5 days
Type/Category of preschool: Early Childhood, Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Rockford Lutheran School Preschool
1711 Delcy Dr., Rockford, IL
815-877-9551
https://rockfordlutheran.org/preschool-admissions/
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

Saint James Catholic School
409 North First Street, Rockford, IL
815-962-8515
www.stjamesrockford.org
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Catholic

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
2715 S. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL
815-399-5503
www.shepherdofthevalleypreschool.shep61.org/
Hours: 3 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
4 year old session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

St. Rita Catholic School
6284 Valley Knoll Dr, Rockford, IL
815-398-3466
www.stritarockford.org
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Catholic
Ages served: 4 years old

Westminster Preschool
2821 N. Bell School Rd. Rockford, IL
815-282-1500 Ext. 123
www.westminsterchurch.cc
Hours: 1/2 days Monday – Thursday 9:00 am -11:30 am May through September
Type/Category of preschool: Community Preschool serving Rockford and surrounding areas; Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-5 years old



Roscoe

Red Shed Preschool
13535 Metric Rd, Roscoe, IL
815-389-3311
www.redshedpreschool.com

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Type/Category of preschool: Multi-age general education

Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Registration dates: January 18, 2020 at 9 am — Arrive early, the line starts the night before.

Other information: At Red Shed Preschool, they are committed to helping their students reach their highest developmental, social and academic potential in fun and exciting ways. They offer a play-based curriculum along with teacher-directed activities where they meet and exceed the Illinois Learning Standards for Early Childhood Education. They encourage exploration throughout our art, house, reading/listening, writing, technology, drama, math/blocks, and science centers where we “play with a purpose”.

Village Nursery School
10816 Main St., Roscoe, IL
815-623-7731
www.vnspreschool.com

Hours: Monday, Wednesdays, Friday for 4 year olds 8:30 am – 11 am
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for 3 and 4 year olds 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday for 3 year olds 8:30 am – 11 am


Type/Category: Faith-based Christian

Ages served: 3-4 year olds  


Cross and Crown Preschool
7404 Elevator Rd., Roscoe, IL
815-623-3273
www.crosscrown.org/sample-page/preschool/
Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 and 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

Kids Spot Academy
9461 N 2nd St., Roscoe, IL
815-623-5437
www.kidsspot.com
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday from 8:45 am – 11:15 am or 12 pm – 3 pm
Type/Category of preschool: Gym N’ Learn, Highly Academic
Ages served: 3-4 year olds



Rockton

Old Stone Preschool
550 S Blackhawk Blvd, Rockton, IL
815-624-7872
www.facebook.com/OldStonePreschool/
Hours: 8:30 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
3 year old classes on Tuesday and Thursday
PreK on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Type/Category of preschool: Kindergarten preparation
Ages served: 3-5 years old
Registration dates:
January 18, 2020 at 8 am — Arrive early, the line starts the night before.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
511 W. Rockton Road, Rockton, IL
815-624-8400
www.standrewrockton.com
Hours: 3 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
4 year old session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-5 year olds



Loves Park

Grace Lutheran Preschool
343 Grand Ave., Loves Park, IL
815-282-6114
www.gracelutheranpreschool.com
Hours: Half day for 2-4 year olds, class options for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week
Type/Category of preschool: Play-based, Faith-based, developmentally appropriate education
Ages served: 2-4 year olds

Peace Lutheran Church
502 Orth Road, Loves Park, IL
815-885-4224
www.peacelp.com/preschool
Hours: 3 year old sessions Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4 year old sessions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-4 year olds

St. Bridget Catholic School
604 Clifford Avenue Loves Park, IL
815-633-8255
www.stbridgetlovespark.org/school
Hours: 2 half days for 3 year olds
3 half days for 4 year olds
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Catholic
Ages served: 3-4 years old
Open House: Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



Belvidere

Immanuel Lutheran School
1225 E. 2nd St. Belvidere, IL
815-547-5346
www.immanuelknights.org

Hours: PreK 3:  Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 am – 11 am
PreK 4:  Meets Monday through Friday from 8 am – 11 am

Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran

Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Open House & Registration Dates: January 21, 2020 from 6 – 7 pm February 18, 2020 from 6 – 7 pm
March 5, 2020 from 6 – 7 pm
Enter at Door #14
Registration begins January 21, 2020

Other information: Immanuel offers an academic and fine arts curriculum in a Christ-centered environment. Children learn through play and socialization in a curriculum based on the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards. 

Before-school care is available from 6:30 – 7:40 am and after-school care from 11 am – 6 pm.

Immanuel Lutheran School in Belvidere is conveniently located near I-90 off Belvidere Road. 


Belvidere Park District Preschool
1006 West Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere, IL
815-547-5711
www.belviderepark.org/programs/preschool/
Hours: 3-4 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4-5 year old session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Type/Category of preschool: General education
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Got Kidz Child Care
531 S. Main St., Belvidere, IL
815-329-4136
www.gotkidzchildcare.net
Hours: 3-4 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4-5 year old session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Type/Category of preschool: Creative Curriculum
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

St. James Catholic School
320 Logan Ave., Belvidere, IL
815-547-7633
www.stjamesbelvidere.org
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Catholic



Beloit

Beloit YMCA Preschool
501 Third St., Beloit, WI
608-365-2261
www.statelineymca.org/programs/childcare-preschool/preschool-span-ironworks-campus-span
Hours: 3-4 year olds on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
4-5 year olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Type/Category of preschool: General education and physical activity
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

KidzWorks Preschool and Daycare
2460 Milwaukee Rd., Beloit, WI
608-362-7663
https://www.centralwired.com/preschool
Hours: 3- 5 year old session on Monday – Thursday with 2, 3, or 4 day option
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Our Lady of Assumption
2222 Shopiere Road, Beloit, WI
608-365-4014
www.olabeloit.com/school/
Hours: 3K = Tuesday/Thursday 8:00-11:30
4K = Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:00-3:00
Type/Category of preschool: Childcare and education based on Catholic values
Ages served: School: 3 – 8th grade
Child Care: 6 Months – 8th grade


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