Welcome to Stateline Kids 2018-2019 Preschool Guide for the Rockford Area! Preschool is your child’s first experience in the education system. There are many great options to choose from in the Rockford area 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 3, 4 or 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 you do not have to live in the city where they are located for your child to attend.

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

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Rockford

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

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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

Open house: January 30, 2019 at 8:30 – 10:30 am (more here)

Other information: 
An Extended Care Program is available to CLS PreK students, both before & after school hours.

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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

Open house: January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Other information: 
Early Childhood at Rockford Christian Schools is designed specifically to provide a Christ-centered, academically challenging, and developmentally appropriate education. By encompassing the whole child we create an environment that inspires the God-given intellect and creative potential of all children

 

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

Open house & Registration date: February 7, 2019

Other information: Class taught by 2 certified teachers.

“Both my boys attended Westminster Preschool and loved it!  It is an amazing program that allows for exploration and creative thinking. The teachers are exceptional and bring as many learning opportunities to the classroom as possible. My boys learned and experienced so much. I would highly recommend Westminster Preschool. ” ~ Lisa J.

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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: 3-5 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 2019

Holy Family Catholic Preschool
4407 Highcrest Rd., Rockford, IL
815-398-5902
www.school.holyfamilyrockford.org/parents/preschool.html
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
815-399-8850×184
www.keithschool.com
Type/Category of preschool: General education
Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Montessori Private Academy
8101 Sayer Road, Rockford, IL
815-332-8101
www.montessoriprivateacademy.com
Hours: Full and half days available
Type/Category of preschool: Montessori method
Ages served: 2-5 years old

Rockford Lutheran School Preschool
1711 Delcy Dr., Rockford, IL
815-877-9551
www.rockfordlutheran.org/admissions/preschool-admission
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran
Ages served: 3-4 year olds
Open house: March 27, 2019

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

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



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 20, 2019 at 9 am — Arrive early, the line starts the night before.

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

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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

Village Nursery School
10816 Main St., Roscoe, IL
vnspreschool.com
Hours: Four year old session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Three year old session on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Type/Category: Faith-based Christian
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 20, 2019 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

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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



Belvidere

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

Hours: Half and full days available
PreK 3:  Meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
PreK 4:  Meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Half Day Kindergarten:  Meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Full Day Kindergarten:  Meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 2:50 pm

Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Lutheran

Ages served: 3-5 year olds

Registration dates: Opens January 22

Call the office at 815-547-5346 to schedule a tour.

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Belvidere Park District Preschool
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

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: PK3-8th Gr
Child Care: 6 Months-8th Gr

Open house: January 26-27, 2019

Registration dates: 
Feb 15, 2019 to Aug. 2019

Other information: Mission Statement: We the family of OLA School, guided by the gifts of the Holy Spirit, provide a quality education centered on Catholic values. Students are led to develop as a whole person, promoting respect and moral responsibility. Parents, parish, and staff provide the positive atmosphere that makes our school a center of continuing growth.

Contact: Rachel Shepherd, Director of Child Care
Phone (608)368-2835 email: rachels@olabeloit.com

Trevor Seivert, Principal OLA School
Phone (608)365-4014 email: tseivert@olaschool.ws

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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
www.centralwired.com/preschooldaycare
Hours: 2 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
3-4 year old session Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Type/Category of preschool: Faith-based Christian
Ages served: 2-5 year olds


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