To meet the needs of children with disabilities starting at age 3, 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.
The FIRST DAY of PRESCHOOL is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The LAST DAY of PRESCHOOL is Thursday, June 3, 2021.
If you are concerned that your child may have a delay, please contact us for more information, please call (937) 438-6030 ext 4709 or email Preschool Principal Andrea Contestable or email Preschool Psychologist Anne Coressel.
Centerville City Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year remotely. The online learning is not a preschool option for typically developing children at this time.
The Ohio Department of Education has provided some guidance for remote alternative learning activities that includes Ohio’s Early Learning Portal in case you were interested. The portal coincides directly with Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. These are developmentally appropriate activities that families can do at home with their children, including websites, apps and activity ideas:
- INFOhio’s Early Learning Portal includes free apps for preschool-age children aligned to Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
- Caring for Each Other (Sesame Street) provides resources designed to provide comfort, manage anxiety and foster learning at home, including activities for daily routines, videos, printable resources and interactive games.
- Early Childhood activity resources are available for children and families.
- A Family Literacy calendar can provide ideas for daily activities.
- Good Housekeeping compiled a long list of virtual field trips to zoos, museums, theme parks and aquariums, just to name a few. Find the list and links here.
- Wide Open School is a free online resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus. The website is a good source of quality content that provides educators with the support they need to shift to remote teaching and a one-stop place for families to engage kids who are now learning from home.
- The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has developed a Guide on COVID-19 and Early Childhood Education.
We hope these resources are helpful to you. Once again, we are thankful for your patience and understanding as we plan for a new school year during these unprecedented times.
2021-22 Preschool Registration
Lottery applications for preschool for the 2021-22 school year will begin Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. Registrations will be accepted from 8 a.m. on Feb. 1 through 3 p.m. on Feb. 5, and will continue until all openings are filled. Registrations may be completed online or submitted in person to the schools.
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. 1-5. Generally speaking, students will be accepted based on their lottery draw or the date and time of application after Feb. 5. 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 forms posted on the web or at the schools the first week of February. The lottery will be conducted on Feb. 11. Families will be notified by Feb. 16 if their child is selected. Students chosen through the lottery will be invited to attend a mini preschool class as a screening for possible placement. Children attending PVS will be screened in March or April. During the screening parents are asked to stay and learn more about the program.
If the lottery has taken place and you are still interested in your typically developing child attending Centerville's preschool, you may complete the wait list application. When and if openings arise, lottery participants and wait list applications are called in the order by lottery number drawn and/or date of wait list application.
Preschool students are continuing to receive related services either in-person or using tele-therapy
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6450 Marshall Rd.
Centerville, OH 45459
Phone: (937) 438-6030 ext. 4709
Fax: (937) 438-6076
8388 Paragon Rd.
Washington Township, OH 45458
Phone: (937) 438-6030 ext. 4709
Fax: (937) 312-1274
Our School Day
Doors open at 8 a.m. for AM session and 11:50 a.m. for PM session
AM Preschool: 8:10-10:50 a.m.
PM Preschool: 11:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m.