• Early Childhood Education

    student It is the vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District that every student in our Early Childhood grades (Pre-K--3) will be successful in a rigorous instructional program. Our Early Childhood program addresses the language and cognitive development of students in addition to addressing the social, emotional, and physical needs of every child.

    The mission of the Early Childhood Office is to create a rich and stimulating, child centered environment in every classroom. Parents can expect to find developmentally appropriate teaching strategies in a center-based setting in every one of our Pre-K-3 classrooms.

    As we continually strive to optimize the conditions for learning for CMSD’s youngest learners, each student is valued for his/her unique experiences and learning style, as we work toward our ultimate goal is to help them become successful independent learners.

    Preschool Enrollment Information

    Preschool Enrollment Requirements:
    1. 4 years old by September 30th
    2. Resident of Cleveland
    3. Current immunization records
    4. Physical
    5. Dental Exam
    6. Proof of Income may be requested for some preschool locations

    High quality preschool prepares your 4 year old for success in kindergarten!

    ENROLL NOW because seats are limited! Preschool begins Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Call 216-838-0110 or visit your neighborhood CMSD preschool for more details!

    Visit http://clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/10335 for a list of our preschool locations!

    *Eligibility and capacity varies by location. Pre-registration does not guarantee a placement.


    Preschool Parent Handbook
    Preschool Parent Handbook



    Early Childhood Offices

    East Professional Center
    1349 East 79th Street
    Cleveland, Oh 44103
    Rooms 112 and 208
    Nicole Vitale, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0234
    VacantProgram Manager of Early Childhood Education (PK-5 Literacy)
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0231
    Amy WallackEarly Learning Assessment and Accountability Manager
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
    Hillary ThomasEarly Learning Partner and Transition Coordinator
    Email | Phone: 216.838.5981 
    Traci InmonEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
    Erin ShakourEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 
    Michael GliebeEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 
    Raquel WhiteEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 
    Susan Ehlert, Teacher on Assignment
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
    Dolores Khadige, Teacher on Assignment
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110

    Jacqueline I. Williams, Solution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0232
    Sadie MatlockSolution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0235
    Cassandra Anderson, Solution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0233
    For additional information, please email: earlychildhood@clevelandmetroschools.org