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Enroll now for free preschool, full-day kindergarten

CMSD’s Early Childhood Education Department is enrolling children for free preschool and full-day kindergarten for next school year.

Preschool is a critical time in a child’s brain formation and development of skills such as communication and teamwork. Dozens of CMSD preschool sites have received the state’s top rating for quality and can help ensure your child is kindergarten ready.

To be enrolled in preschool, children must be 4 years old by Sept. 30 of this year. Call 216-838-0110 to register.

CMSD kindergarten offers free hearing and vision screening and eyeglasses, free dental exams in select schools, early literacy and math instruction and access to computer technology.

Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 30 of this year to attend kindergarten.

To enroll a child in kindergarten, go to and select up to three schools. The portal will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13 for the first round of school assignments and reopen on Monday, March 30.