• 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.

     


    Resources

     

    KINDERGARTEN WEBSITE

     

    Invest in Children
    We are proud to partner with Invest in Children’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program to deliver a high-quality preschool experience for the families and children we serve.
     
     
     

     

    Early Childhood Offices


    East Professional Center
    1349 East 79th Street
    Cleveland, Oh 44103
    Rooms 112 and 208
    216.838.0110 
     
    Nicole Vitale, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education and PK-3 Literacy
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0234
     
    Gloriane SmithProgram Manager of Early Literacy, PK-3
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0231
     
    Amy WallackEarly Learning Assessment and Accountability Manager 
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
     
    Vacant, Manager of Early Learning Partnerships and Transition
    Email | Phone: 216.838.5981 
     
    Rosland Prather-SeabornBusiness and Technology Manager
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0182
     
    Traci InmonEarly Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
     
    Erin ShakourEarly Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 
     
    Michael GliebeEarly Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 
     
    Raquel WhiteEarly Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
    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
     
    Matthew Lamovec, IT Support for Early Childhood and Literacy
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110

    Jacqueline I. Williams, Administrative Assistant
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0232
     
    Sadie MatlockAdministrative Assistant
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0235
     
    Frankie SchompertAdministrative Assistant
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
     
    Karla Foster-KoonceEnrollment Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
     
    For additional information, please email: earlychildhood@clevelandmetroschools.org