Early Childhood Education
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 InformationPreschool Enrollment Requirements:
- 4 years old by September 30th
- Resident of Cleveland
- Birth Certificate
- Physical Examination form (must be signed, dated and have office stamp)
- Current immunization records
- Dental Exam (must be signed, dated and have office stamp)
- Proof of address (no transportation for preschool)
- Parent/Guardian Valid Driver's License/State ID card
- Guardianship documents (if applicable)
- Medical Insurance card for the child (front & back)
- Proof of Household income
High quality preschool prepares your 4 year old for success in kindergarten!
Pre enrollment for the start of school August 2020 begins March 2, 2020. (seats are limited)
There is NO Preschool enrollment through the school choice portal.
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.
- PreK Sites
- Student Registration and Enrollment Information
- Early Childhood Related Forms
- Gifted Program
Early Childhood Offices
East Professional Center1349 East 79th StreetCleveland, Oh 44103Rooms 112 and 208216.838.0110Nicole Vitale, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education
Email | Phone: 216.838.0234Vacant, Program Manager of Early Childhood Education (PK-5 Literacy)
Email | Phone: 216.838.0231Amy Wallack, Early Learning Assessment and Accountability ManagerEmail | Phone: 216.838.0110Hillary Thomas, Early Learning Partner and Transition Coordinator
Email | Phone: 216.838.5981Traci Inmon, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Erin Shakour, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Michael Gliebe, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Raquel White, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Susan Ehlert, Teacher on Assignment
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Dolores Khadige, Teacher on Assignment
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
Jacqueline I. Williams, Solution Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0232Sadie Matlock, Solution Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0235
Email | Phone: 216.838.0233For additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org