Pre-K Information and Registration
Important Preschool Information
- Registration is now open!
- The First Day of Preschool for the school year is September 5, 2023
CMSD's general classrooms are free full-day programs that follow the Cleveland Metropolitan School District's Calendar
CMSD does not provide transportation for general education preschool students
CMSD does not provide before or after-school care programs
Preschool students must be signed in and out by an approved adult who is 18 years or older
- Preschool students must be Cleveland residents except for Tremont Montessori, Stonebrook Montessori, Kenneth Clement Boys Academy, Valley View Boys Academy Warner Girls Academy, and Douglas MacArthur Girls Academy.
Preschool students that have siblings in K-12 may enroll out of their residential zip code.
Students must be four years old by September 30, 2023 and potty trained.
If you have concerns regarding your child's development or your child has a preschool IEP or ETR Please contact the Preschool Special Education Department
On-line Registration Instructions
Step 2: Click and review on "Required Documents" for your school's cluster
Step 3: Click on your school name
Step 4: Collect and upload all required documents. All documents must be completed and submitted for registration.
Step 5: Once the documents have been approved and the child is registered, you will receive a confirmation email
Step 6: A classroom teacher will contact you to schedule a parent/guardian orientation. A parent/guardian orientation is required prior to starting preschool.
In-Person Registration Instructions
Step 1: Click Preschool Enrollment Page
Step 2: Click on "Required Documents" for your school cluster
Step 3: Most Pre-K schools are registering on-site. The only schools not registering on-site are Adlai Stevenson, Mary Church Terrell, Robinson G Jones, and Willson. If you are applying to either of those three sites and would like in-person assistance, please click here to schedule an appointment at the District Office located on 1111 Superior Ave, Suite 1800.
Step 4: Once all of the required documents are approved and your child is registered, you will receive a confirmation email
Step 5: A classroom teacher will contact you to schedule a parent/guardian orientation. A parent/guardian orientation is required prior to starting preschool.
Preschool Enrollment Support:
- Call: 216-838-0110
Play Learn Grow!
Cleveland Metropolitan School District has many high quality 5 and 4 Star rated programs. We believe that children’s learning is enhanced through play and developmentally appropriate learning experiences. Our general education preschool program is a full day program and provides a free breakfast and lunch.
Our preschool program provides a strong foundation of early literacy, social-emotional and math skills. Our program implements a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is aligned to the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and Developmental Standards: physical well-being and motor development, cognition and general knowledge, language and literacy development, approaches toward learning and social and emotional development.