After School Program K-6th Grade

Ken-Rock’s  After School Program, sponsored by the United Way of Rock River Valley and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is an energetic, entertaining, educational and safe place for kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.

Center staff helps students with their homework, including comprehensive reading  lessons. The After School Program will provide a nutritious meal and then help children build character through arts and crafts and physical fitness programs. Most of all, kids have fun.

If your child attends Riverdahl, Froberg, Swan Hillman, RESA or Legacy Academy, bus transportation to Ken-Rock is provided through the Rockford Public Schools transportation department. To make arrangements for transportation call 815-966-3706.

As parents, you want what’s best for your children. When your child participates in an educational reading program (promising to raise your child’s reading and comprehension levels), you’re giving them the chance to succeed in many different ways. Through early exposure to books, kids develop vocabulary skills and learn to recognize letters and words – giving their written communication skills a big boost.

Give us a call at (815) 398-8864 to learn how to enroll your child today. Registration opens August 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. The cost is $30.00 per week and Y-Care benefits are accepted. 

Our daily reading program is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program.

Full Time Onsite Certified Reading Instructor is available for your child’s needs.


Your children will be exposed to a structured homework program. 91%  of our students met or exceeded standards of completed assignments.

Your child will improve reading skills through our comprehensive reading initiative sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. 86% of our students met reading comprehension standards, 90%  of our youth meet or EXCEEDED reading comprehension standards

Your child will be prepared for the next grade level  100% of our students will move on to the next grade in fall of 2017

The goal of the Ken-Rock After School Program  is to strengthen and reinforce the education that the students are receiving from the Rockford School District.

To make transportation arrangements please contact the Rockford Public Schools Transportation Department at (815) 966-3706.


 Before & After School Program
Pre-k, K-6th grade Day/Time  
Days Open Monday-Friday Rate
Before School Care 6 a.m.-Bus Time $30 per week
After School Care 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. $30 per week
Please note: There is no out-of-school service for teacher improvement days, institutes, holiday breaks or legal holidays. 

Is there any fee assistance we can apply for? Although our After School Program doesn’t offer in-house assistance, we do except Y-Care assistance.

Is transportation provided? If your child attends Rockford’s Riverdahl, Froberg, Swan Hillman, R.E.S.A or Legacy Academy schools then bus transportation is provided by Rockford Public Schools.

What is the focus of the program? Will my child get his/her homework done? Our goal is for every child to excel and exceed their individual educational goals by focusing on completing homework assignments.

I understand one of the initiatives is reading? Tell me about the reading program? We have Reading Lab 30 minutes a day with a certified reading professional.Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois.

What time is pick up daily? If I am late picking up my child, what happens? Pick up time is 6 p.m. After that, a late fee will be applied.$1.00 a minute that you are late picking up your child. If you are 30 minutes late and have not contacted Ken-Rock, Rockford Police will be called. This policy is in place to protect every child’s best interest.

Do you have any recreational time? Indoor and outdoor recreational time is incorporated as much as possible.

Do the kids participate in any holiday activities? We acknowledge all traditional holidays.

What if Rockford Public Schools cancels due to snow or freezing temperatures? The Student Learning Center is closed as well.

How do I enroll my child? Enrollment forms are available at Ken-Rock Community Center, 3218 11th Street, Rockford IL, 61109 or click on the REGISTER NOW  button.


Be Involved

Ken-Rock Community Center is renowned for its youth recreation sports programs. Over 1,200 boys and girls participate in year round sports and recreational activities. Fun, Sportsmanship and skill development is the focus of these programs along with a stress on character development.

All of Ken-Rock's sports programs depend on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering contact Athletic Director Ron Adams by email at or by phone at (815) 398-8864.

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