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 Information
Click here for more information about Preschool enrollment.Preschool Enrollment Requirements:
- 4 years old by September 30th
- Resident of Cleveland
- Birth Certificate
- Physical Examination form (must be signed and dated)
- Current immunization records
- Dental Exam (must be signed and dated)
- 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
This is a free, full-day program that follows the Cleveland Metropolitan School District calendar
There is no transportation for the regular education preschool student
A physical and dental form will be provided by the Early Childhood Office. These forms must be completed and given to the Preschool teacher at the start of the Preschool program
Parent/Guardian must sign the child in at the beginning of the school day and sign them out at the end of the school day.
There is no before or after school care.
- Preschool students are enrolled based on their residential zip code. Preschool students that have siblings in K-12 may enroll out of their residential zip code.
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.
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.
- 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 and PK-3 Literacy
Email | Phone: 216.838.0234Gloriane Smith, Program Manager of Early Literacy, PK-3
Email | Phone: 216.838.0231Amy Wallack, Early Learning Assessment and Accountability ManagerEmail | Phone: 216.838.0110Vacant, Manager of Early Learning Partnerships and Transition
Email | Phone: 216.838.5981Rosland Prather-Seaborn, Business and Technology Manager
Email | Phone: 216.838.182Traci Inmon, Early Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Erin Shakour, Early Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Michael Gliebe, Early Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Raquel White, Early Learning Model Lead Teacher Data Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Susan Ehlert, Teacher on Assignment
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Dolores Khadige, Teacher on Assignment
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Matthew Lamovec, IT Support for Early Childhood and Literacy
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
Jacqueline I. Williams, Administrative Assistant
Email | Phone: 216.838.0232Sadie Matlock, Administrative Assistant
Email | Phone: 216.838.0235Frankie Schompert, Administrative Assistant
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Karla Koonce, Enrollment Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110For additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org