Rockford Schools’ Child Development Lab Preschoolers horse around at their own rodeo

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL
along with LYNN BEGIN

One popular and unique program offered by Rockford Community Services is the Rockford Child Development Lab Preschool (RCDL). The 36-week program, for three and four-year olds,is offered every year in the “state-of-the-art” Rockford High School facility.

Nate Reaume demonstrates his skill roping a steer. John Wayne would have been proud.

 

In a safe and secure environment with its own private entrance, playground, and observation room, enrolled preschoolers are under the guidance of warm and nurturing teachers with degrees. The program provides a kindergarten-readiness curriculum that includes creative learning, problem solving, literacy, discovery, art, nature, field trips, and special events.

At this year’s special event, held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, the RCDL Preschool celebrated family fun, with parents and friends in attendance, by holding a rodeo complete with steer roping, barrel racing, stick horse racing and learning about real ponies.

The featured guest for the rodeo was Amy Risner from “Farm Animals on the Go” who demonstrated the care and feeding of her pony and mini horse. (Kids love horses their size!)

“It was a beautiful sunny fall day and everyone in attendance, including parents and friends and especially the kids, kicked up their heels and enjoyed horsing around”, said RCDL Aide Lynn Begin.

Complete with happy faces and cowboy hats and neckerchiefs are (L to R) Hannah Bechtold, Miley Patrick, Sadie Boswell, and Juett Perroud and RDCL mascot, a Paws with a Cause Lab with his own special cowboy hat.

 

Parents of preschoolers interested in learning more about and/or future enrollment for this innovative preschool program should contact Rockford Community Services at 863-6560 or go to:www.rpssignmeup.com.

Sadie Boswell tries out a saddle for size and shows off her cowgirl boots.

 

Miss Amy from “Farm Animals on the Go” tells the 4-year old class about the care and feeding of “Moon” the pony.

 

Urging their stick ponies on to victory are (L toR) Madyson Jesse, Gavin Peters, Maya Mollema, and Maya Merren galloping aroundthe “racetrack”.


Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…

Michigan ChalleNGe cadet meets Dale Earnhardt Jr. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Respect, hard work, … [Continue Reading...]

Attention veterans! A call to action. Please stand for those who have fallen.   The Moving … [Continue Reading...]

The Rockford Girls’ Lacrosse team has been ranked number one in the Division One poll for most of … [Continue Reading...]

By JOHN HOGAN Rockford - and most of West Michigan, became a water wonderland last week as a … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind

*