Welcome to the Cuyahoga Heights Pre-Kindergarten Program! We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a very important experience in your child’s life. This program will likely be your child’s first exposure to a formalized school setting. We hope the information included here will give you an understanding of our philosophy and goals for your child.
We use two documents provided by the State of Ohio as the basis of our program. First is the Preschool Program Licensing Rules. This document outlines all of the rules and regulations expected in a quality early childhood education program. The second document is the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards that outlines the standards expected for students before they are promoted to kindergarten. Both of these documents are available at the Ohio Department of Education website at http://education.ohio.gov. There are also copies in our classroom.
Our program is open to all students in the district who will be four by August 1 of the school year. We also admit inclusion students beginning at age three. These students have been identified as having a disability and are eligible for special services that may include academic intervention, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or behavior intervention. Parents having concerns about their child’s development are encouraged to call the school psychologist to discuss the possibility of a disability. See also our Policy Statement on Children with Special Needs in this publication.
Our program is based on developmentally appropriate practice. We know that children learn best by experiencing their world through their senses; therefore, children need to be actively involved in learning by manipulating real objects. Thus, our program provides a variety of sensory experiences that allow children to learn in a way that is developmentally appropriate and individualized to meet their needs.
We use a variety of teaching strategies including literature, music, art, computer, sensory table, cooking, science experiments, and independent exploration. Our environment is print-rich and conducive to language and vocabulary development. We also place heavy emphasis on social interaction and fine motor development. A guidance and library program is also included.
Although we have been trained to observe and make appropriate choices in planning, we recognize that the most effective facilitators of learning are parents. We welcome parents into the classroom at any time and encourage frequent two-way communication. Please let us know how we can help your child reach his/her full potential and feel free to ask questions at any time. Thank you for trusting us with your child
Teacher- Mrs. Healy
Teacher- Mr. Manfredonia
Teacher- Ms. Petrunia
Teachers Assistant- Mrs. DeFranco
Teacher Assistant- Mrs. Gambitta
Teachers Assistant- Mrs. Pisaneschi
Additional Pre-K Information
Requirements to Enroll:
- Original Birth Certificate (we will make a copy)
- Copy of Immunization Record
- Current Physical
- Parent/Guardian Photo I.D.
- Custody Papers (if divorced)
- Proof of Residency: Mortgage Statement/Lease Agreement & 2 Ulitity Bills
- Children must be four by August 1st of the school year
- Inclusion students are admitted at age three (These students have been identified as having a disability and are eligible for special services that may include academic intervention, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or behavior intervention) Click here to visit our Special Education page
How do I sign my child up?
Click Here to register your child:
Bus service is available for Pre-Kindergarten students