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Family Support

Prenatal to Three Home Visiting Program

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Who is eligible?

  • Prenatal mothers
  • Children ages birth to three
  • At-risk families that reside within Rockford Public Schools boundaries

Services offered

  • Home visits
  • Developmental, hearing, and vision screenings
  • Connection to community service agencies
  • Parenting information and encouragement
  • Parent-child interaction groups
  • Transition to preschool
  • Referrals to Early Intervention

For more information please contact the Prevention Initiative Office at 815-489-7342.​

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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

The goal of the Family and Community Engagement department is to serve as a bridge to our schools and our community by building partnerships and connecting our schools and families with the many resources our community offers.

We recognize the importance of families and community members as partners in the learning process. Our work includes managing district volunteers, building and supporting community partnerships, organizing community donations and drives, supporting our school-based parent liaisons, and providing resources to school PTOs.

Volunteer Information

PTO Resources

PTA Parents' Guide to Student Success
PTO Today - Use Plus Member code: QQ36P6

How can we help?

For more information please contact the Family and Community Engagement department at 815-966-3271.​

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Families in Transition (FIT)

RPS 205 serves the City of Rockford as well as parts of Winnebago County and partners with numerous organizations to serve our families including Crusader Clinic's Health Care for Homelessness and the City of Rockford's Community Services Division. All families seeking FIT services should visit the Welcome Center.

McKinney-Vento Assistance Act

Your school-aged children may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Assistance Act. The McKinney-Vento act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.

This act also includes:

For more information please contact the Welcome Center at 815-967-8070.