Literacy

The Literacy Council

Offers tutoring, small classes, and support services for adults who need help with basic reading and writing skills and for those who are learning English as their second language. Also offers family programs where parents learn how to help their youngsters grow into strong readers. Children receive a free book. Reading for Family Fun night is held monthly at libraries across the region. READy to Learn for parents of infants and toddlers is held weekly at a variety of community locations. Parent and Child Together meets for families with preschoolers. Also with centers at Ida Public Library and North Suburban District Library.

  • 982 North Main Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-963-7323
  • Fax: 815-963-7347
  • E-Mail: read@theliteracycouncil.org
  • Office Hours: M-Th 8am-4pm
    Learning Center Hours: M-Th 8am-7pm.

http://www.theliteracycouncil.org

Cherry Valley Public Library District

Offers computer usage, computer classes, mother daughter/ father son book club, kids craft night and other fun activities.

  • 755 East State St., Cherry Valley, IL 61016
  • Phone: 815-332-5161

http://www.cherryvalley.lib.il.us/kids

Ida Public Library (Belvidere)

Programs include Preschool Storytimes W 10am and 1pm, Th 10am only, “Early Start” Lapsit (Birth-3), and Summer Reading Program for preschool through sixth grade. New hours are M-F 10am-8pm and Sa 10am-5pm.

  • 320 N. State Street
    Belvidere, IL 61008
  • Phone: 815-544-3838
  • Fax: 815-544-8909

http://idapubliclibrary.org

North Suburban Library District

Offers preschool services, story hour, field trips, night camps for kids, and computer classes.

  • 6340 N Second St.
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone: 815-623-6266

http://www.northsuburbanlibrary.org

Rockford Public Library

Offers summer reading clubs, storytimes, computer classes , book discussion groups and game nights.

  • 215 N. Wyman St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-965-7606

http://www.rockfordpubliclibrary.org

Huntington Learning Center

One-on-one tutoring programs in a multitude of subject areas. Fee for services.

  • 5301 East State Street, Suite 104
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: 815-395-1010

http://rockford.huntingtonlearning.com

KinderCare Learning Centers

Afterschool and summer programs and camps for students through age 12. Programs during public school breaks. Tutition required. Four Rockford Centers available.

  • 4345 Maray Drive
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: 815-226-9090
  • 3890 Northridge Drive
    Rockford, IL 61114
  • Phone: 815-877-7887
  • 308 N. Mulford Road
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • 815-398-2800
  • 6473 East Riverside Blvd
    Rockford, IL 61114
  • Phone: 815-636-2200

http://www.kindercare.com

Kumon Math and Reading Centers

Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program. Two Winnebago locations. Fees for service.

  • 3055 N. Perryville Road
    Rockford, IL 61114
  • Phone: 815-654-7373
  • 1081 West Lane Road
    Machesney Park, IL 61115
  • Phone: 815-637-1888

http://www.kumon.com

Rockford College Learning Center

Offers testing of students with reading difficulties as well as small group and individual literacy tutoring. Tution fees required. Modest scholarship funds available.

  • Starr Science Building
    5050 E. State Street
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: 815-226-4087
  • Fax: 815-394-3722

http://www.rockford.edu/?RCLC

Sylvan Learning Center

Offers a choice of quality tutoring programs to help students improve in multiple subject areas. Two Winnebago locations. Fee for service.

  • 6785 Weaver Road, Suite 2C
    Rockford, IL 61114
  • Phone: 815-282-7979
  • 5332 Williams Drive
    Roscoe, IL 61073
  • Phone: 815-623-9199

www.sylvanlearning.com

Crusader Community Health Education Services

Health education services in both a classroom setting and one-to-one sessions in both English and Spanish.

  • 1200 West State Street
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-490-1600
  • 1100 Broadway Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-490-1600
  • 1050 Logan Avenue
    Belvidere, IL 61008
  • Phone: 815-547-0282
  • 6115 North 2nd Street
    Loves Park, IL 61111
  • Phone: 815-490-1600

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Blackhawk Learning Connection

In Blackhawk Courts Housing Complex. Provides various programs including supervision, tutoring, nutrition, and child care for school-aged children.

  • 421 Buckbee St.
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-962-8853

http://www.blackhawklearning.com

Booker Washington Community Center

Several programs for children from pre-school through high school.

  • 524 Kent St
    Rockford, IL 61102
  • Phone: 815-698- 8861

 

Boys & Girls Club of Rockford

Boys&Girls Club offers many education/tutoring programs for youth in the Rockford area including, “Character and Leadership Development”, “Education and Career Development”, “Health and Life Skills”, “The Arts” and “Sports, Fitness and Recreation.”¬†Affordable to all youth. Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Dues are $15 per year for Club membership with scholarships available for those who qualify.

  • Administration
  • 1040 North Second Street
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: 815-972-5973

http://www.rockfordboysandgirlsclub.org/

Ken-Rock Community Center

Provides afterschool programs with homework help and tutoring, character building, arts and crafts, physical fitness, nutritious snacks, and community services.

  • 3218 11th St.
    Rockford, IL 61109
  • Phone: 815-398-8864

http://www.kenrock.org

La Voz Latina

La Voz Latina is a non-profit resource center serving Latino clients of all ages. Offers multiple services/programs including: a home visit program for pregnant Latina teens (call La Voz directly in Boone County, WCHD in Winnebago); prenatal and parenting classes; afterschool tutoring and mentor programs; family support services; bilingual parent/child literacy classes; English as a second language classes; adult education & job placement classes including consumer education workshops, small business classes, and employment workshops in partnership with area businesses and institution; scholarships; community development programs; orientation/advocacy/assistance for immigrants/refugees including applicable public benefits; citizenship classes; medical and legal translation; interpretation; information and referral assistance; and Spanish classes for professionals. Most services are provides at no charge.

  • 730 N. Church Street
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-965-5784

http://www.lavozlatina-rkfd.org/

Lutheran Social Services

Provides adoption services, foster care crisis intervention and counseling, pregnancy and parenting counseling/support services, and youth programs. The Adoption Preservation Program is open to all families with adopted children under the age of 18 and provides a stipend for hourly or overnight respite care. Parents must identify their own respite provider. Youth programs include tutoring and mentoring of children in K-8 in the RockfordPublicSchool District. No fees. Hours M-F 8:30-5, others by appointment.

  • 321 W. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-969-8836

http://www.lssi.org/

Rockford Health Authority, Fairgrounds

Various afterschool programs for children and a computer lab.

  • 1015 W. Jefferson
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-489-8690

http://www.rockfordha.org/rha/fairgrounds.cfm

Rockford Health Authority, Orton Keyes

Orton Keyes Boys and Girls Club has an afterschool program that offers cheerleading, sports, life skills, home work help and computer assistance and access. A day program operates during the summer providing structured activities, lunch, and trips.

  • 633 Ranger
    Rockford, IL 61109
  • Phone: 815-489-8640

http://www.rockfordha.org/rha/OrtonKeyes.cfm

Rockford Partners for Excellence

Afterschool programming at West Middle School.

  • 1900 N Rockton Ave.
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone: 815-966-3200

Rock House Kids

Afterschool program on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons (3:30 – 5 PM) during the school year with snack, tutoring, Good News Club, and basic life skills. Free.

  • 1325 7th St.
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-962-5067

http://www.rockhousekids.org

Salvation Army – Winnebago County

The Salvation Army offers a wide array of children’s services such as quality daycare, tutoring, basketball leagues and summer camps.

  • P.O. Box 4159
    Rockford, IL 61110
  • Phone: 815-969-7408

http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org