Family Business

Wee Folk celebrated its 29th Anniversary this January. Wee Folk was originally opened for the employees at Byrne Electrical Specialists. The owners of Byrne Electrical Specialists, Norman, and Rosemary Byrne wanted to provide an onsite daycare for their employees. After a short time, Wee Folk opened its doors to the Rockford community and surrounding areas to provide care for all families. We have been able to maintain enrollment and provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment for many years. Kathy Scudder and Molly Byrne, daughters of Norman and Rosemary, have since taken over ownership and strive to continue the family business of giving quality care to small children.

PQA Quality Rating

In the Fall of 2016 Wee Folk was awarded a quality rating of a 4 from “Great Start to Quality”. We take great honor in receiving this rating. Our center went through a lengthy process of evaluating, reflecting, observing and modifying what quality within our program really means. Wee Folk was observed by professionals from the Great Start organization and still works closely with their staff on maintaining the criteria of a 4 rating. We are currently preparing for our renewal of the PQA rating. Wee Folk will be evaluated this upcoming Spring. Our new rating will be posted after our center has been visited by the Great Start organization.


Wee Folk currently has a waiting list in all of our rooms. Our infant and toddler rooms are extremely full which puts our availability out to almost a year. It is necessary to call our center and set up a tour with Michelle or Lindsey if you are interested in enrolling your child. After touring our facility and you decide to enroll your child, you must leave a fifty dollar deposit and fill out an information sheet to secure a spot on our waiting list.

Wee Cooking Class

“Wee Cook” cooking class is now open for ages 2 1/2 and older. Please watch for the sign-up sheet in the lobby for each monthly session to enroll your child. The cost is 30 dollars for a four-week session. Kids will learn basic mixing, measuring, hygiene and cooking skills.