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Early Childhood

Steps to Enroll

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Step 1

Call 815-229-2103 to schedule your child’s free screening or visit us for a walk-in screening, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. daily.
Limited seats available each day.

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Step 2

Bring all of the required documents to your child’s screening appointment.

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Step 3

Our placement team will help find the right placement for your child.

Required Documents

  • Certified Birth Certificate (Original – Not Photocopy)
  • 2 Proofs of Address
    • Current DHS Medical Card (issued in last 30 days)
    • Signed and dated lease with rent or deposit receipt (within the last 30 days)
    • Current Utility Bill (gas, electric, water or other public service bill – within the last 30 days)
    • Mail received at the current address (only one piece of mail will be accepted – within the last 30 days)
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of Household Income (may include any one of the following)
    • W2 or Tax return documents (all working guardians living in the home)
    • 2 most recent and consecutive pay stubs​​ (all working guardians living in the home)
    • Proof of public benefits:  SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, CCAP, or Medicaid (must be in parent's name)
  • Developmental Screening is Required (child must be three years old)

*Developmental screenings are not available for walk-ins during RPS fall, winter, and spring breaks.


Early Childhood Screening and Placement Office

501 7th Street - 1st floor​
Rockford, IL 61104
Let's Ta​lk!​​

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Early Childhood Office will be closed on:

Monday, Sept. 4, 2023

Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 21-24, 2023

Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 25-26, 2023

Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 1-2, 2024

Monday, Jan. 15, 2024

Monday, Feb. 19, 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024