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Centerville Preschool

To meet the needs of children with disabilities starting at age three, Centerville Preschool offers an integrated preschool program. Our preschool serves both children with special needs and peer models, ages 3-5. Our program is designed to develop social skills as well as kindergarten readiness. There are a limited number of openings for typically developing children. Our preschool program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

We have preschool classes at Centerville Primary Village North (CPVN) and Centerville Primary Village South (CPVS). Our morning session is 8:10-10:40 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:05-2:35 p.m. The contact number for CPVN is 438-6062 and the contact number for CPVS is 312-1273.

The FIRST DAY of PRESCHOOL is Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. The LAST DAY of PRESCHOOL is May 25, 2017. Our 2016-2017 calendar is in the Preschool Downloads section.

If you are concerned that your child may have a delay, please contact us for more information, please call 438-6030, Ext. 4707 or email andrea.contestable@centerville.k12.oh.us or chad.folck@centerville.k12.oh.us. Chad Folck is the preschool school psychologist.

2017-2018 Procedures for Enrolling Typical or Peer Model Children

The Centerville Preschool is a program which is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, and began in the fall of 1994 in Centerville City Schools. Our preschool provides play-based developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment. We serve both children with special needs and typically developing peer models, ages 3-5. Our program is designed to develop social skills and kindergarten readiness. There are a limited number of openings for typically developing children

Preschool registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Registrations will be accepted from 8 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 and will continue until all openings are filled. The following student groups are given first priority in admission to the preschool:

  • Returning preschool students
  • Age-eligible siblings of returning preschool students
  • Siblings of preschool students with disabilities
  • Children of employees of Centerville City Schools

All other openings in the preschool are filled by lottery from among those who are registered on Feb. 1-7. Generally speaking, students will be accepted based on their lottery draw or the date and time of application after Feb. 7. However, the needs of the program may override this general principle. For example, the age and gender composition of each class will generally reflect Centerville’s student population.

Those interested in entering their typically developing child in the preschool program may do so by completing the attached forms (to be posted 8 a.m. Feb. 1, 2017 (to the right under Preschool Downloads). The lottery will be conducted on Feb. 9. Families will be notified by Feb. 14 if their child is selected. Students chosen through the lottery will be screened for possible placement. Children will be screened in March/April. During the screening parents are asked to stay and learn more about the program. Families not selected will be put on our wait list and notified via postcard the week of Feb. 14. The wait list will remain open until Feb. 1, 2018 for the 2017-2018, should openings occur during the school year.

Returning preschool students or students wishing to participate in the 2017-2018 lottery must meet the following requirements:

  • Children must be 3 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2017. A birth certificate is required. Children who are 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2017, are not eligible for preschool as they are eligible for kindergarten.
  • Families must reside within the geographical boundaries of the Centerville City School District. Proof of residency is required.
  • Children participating in our Ohio Department of Education (ODE) licensed preschool will be screened per state of Ohio mandates in the areas of cognitive/pre-academic, motor, language, self-help and social-emotional skills in March/April 2017, within 60 business days of attending school and annually thereafter in the fall.
  • Children participating must submit a current physical every 13 months of enrollment per ODE licensure. Failure to have current physical on file may result in exit from the program.
  • Children must be toilet trained, have well-developed language skills and acceptable social skills. A peer model must be able to follow directions, adhere to classroom rules and accept teacher guidance. Students who are unable to meet these requirements may be dismissed from the program.

If you are interested in registering your child as typical or "peer model" in our preschool for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete and return the lottery application form on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at 8 a.m. We will accept application forms for the lottery until Friday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. You may drop off applications at either PVN or PVS. You are also welcome to scan and email the applications to amy.hoff@centerville.k12.oh.us.

Program Information

Classes are Monday through Thursday. The AM session is from 8:10 -10:40 a.m. and the PM session is from 12:05-2:35 p.m.

Class sizes are approximately 16 students, with a teacher and classroom assistant.

AM/PM placement preferences are considered, but are not guaranteed.

Tuition for the year is $1800, or $200 per month. Tuition is due on the first Monday of each month.

A $200 non-refundable registration fee will due upon acceptance into the program and will offset the first month’s tuition. If the deposit is not received along with the enrollment requirements within one month of date of receipt of the enrollment packet, another student will be selected for admission to the program.

Bus transportation will be provided for all students.

A daily healthy snack is included. (Snack menu and  nutrition information are posted on the Student Nutrition Services page.)