Rochester Community Schools is proud to offer exceptional childcare for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschool children up to five years old. Our qualified team of professionals provides dependable, nurturing care in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With brand-new, modern-care rooms, children experience a balance of individual attention and social interaction.
The RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center provides a warm, nurturing, and loving environment where children can grow through early childhood development-based programs and rich academic experiences. Family, school, and community partnerships ensure that we can create a home away from home for every child within our program.
The educational philosophy of the RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center follows the High Scope Curriculum. This research-based curriculum allows the children in our care to have hands-on learning experiences, which strengthen their ability to learn through play. Caring Steps encourages strong adult-child interactions, a consistent daily routine, an inspiring environment, and assessment using the Child Observation Record to fully support each child in our care.
Our curriculum is further influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach. This approach works in tandem with our High Scope Curriculum, and allows for children to guide their learning through their interests. It encourages children, their teachers and classmates to work as a team and develop areas of study based on children’s interests. Learning is documented and shared with families in a variety of ways that allows for communication and collaboration among teachers, children and their families. This further strengthens children’s desire to learn and allows for active learning opportunities that encourage problem-solving and fortify a child’s social and emotional development, a critical piece of early childhood education. Children at Caring Steps are supported educationally, socially and emotionally to encompass the whole child.
RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center is fully licensed with the state of Michigan. We are also proud to be awarded a four-star Great Start to Quality rating.
Nothing is more important than the safety and security of our most precious gifts—our children. The RCS Caring Steps Children’s Center is a secure facility. All visitors must enter through the main entrance using the visitor verification system. All exterior doors remain locked throughout the day to keep our children safe.