About Dennis

​​About Dennis Early Childhood Center

Dennis Early Childhood Center is a nurturing, child-centered environment that promotes positive social, academic, and family outcomes for all learners.  We work as a collaborative, RPS 205 ​and the City of Rockford Head Start, to engage in meaningful family partnerships to encourage success for our students, family, and staff. 

Office Hours

The office is open daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.  School phone number is 815-490-5410. 

Safety and Security

To ensure the safety of your child and our students, all school doors will remain locked during school hours.  To access the building during school hours, please press the buzzer at the front door for entrance and the secretary will let you in.  You must report directly to the school office (located down the hallway) to obtain a visitor's pass before going to the classroom.  In addition, the school has safety measures in place if there is inclement weather or an emergency.  Your child's safety is of utmost important at Dennis. 

Absences and Tardiness

Every student is expected to attend school on time every day.  If your child will not be attending school, please call the school at 815-490-5410.  If you wish to call outside regular school hours, please leave a message on the voicemail and include the reason for your child's absence.  Please have your child at school at the beginning of ​the session; otherwise, your child will miss some academic instruction.  If your child will be late, please call the school office.

Sunrise Bus Service: 815-860-0025

Head Start First Student: 779-348-7550


Parent Handbook

2017-2018 School Handbook.doc

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