Center for Early Childhood at The Music Settlement

Center for Early Childhood at The Music Settlement

11125 Magnolia Dr.
Cleveland, OH
216-421-5806 ext. 160

Why Early Childhood at The Music Settlement?

For more than 60 years, Early Childhood at The Music Settlement has built a community of bright minds from all walks of life, with the goal of providing a warm and nurturing environment. Our programs encourage natural curiosity, collaboration, exploration, and discovery while fostering a joy of learning. TMS was the first independent program in Cleveland to earn the 5-Star Award from Step Up To Quality.

Children at TMS EC are never bored.  With specials including science, music, drama and storytelling as part of our weekly curriculum, students receive a broad foundation for whole-child development. At The Music Settlement, artistic expression belongs to everyone. That’s why all of our EC programs are offered at both campuses: University Circle and now Ohio City.

TMS Preschool provides half-day programs with a play-based curriculum for children turning 3 by Dec. 31, 2018 (minimum)

TMS Day School offers full-day flexibility for working parents, and year-round education that supports early learners and their busy families (minimum age 3 by Sept. 30, 2018)

TMS Kindergarten aligns to state standards while reinforcing essential social, creative, and academic skills.

Our University Circle campus welcomes 150 students each week, and our new campus in Ohio City (Detroit Ave. between W. 25th and W. 28th) will serve 100 students in Early Childhood programs.

Attending an Open House is a great way to learn more about the TMS Early Childhood Education programs & application process. Our Open Houses for the 2018-19 school year are not campus-specific! Attend an Open House inJanuary at University Circle or Ohio City, regardless of which campus your child will attend. Open Houses in Ohio City will be held at BOP STOP while our campus is under construction.

Sarah Johnson, three-time TMS Preschool parent, says: “It is THE best preschool program in the area. There is none better.” Sarah’s eldest two children attended TMS and are now teenagers excelling as straight-A students, musicians, and athletes. Despite a 10-year gap between them and her current child at TMS, everyone remembered Sarah and her family.

Dan and Erin Connell traveled from Bay Village to University Circle for TMS Preschool! “We made the long trip here because of the excellent social programs, the excellent extracurricular activities, the wonderful music education… we’ve had a wonderful experience with both our children.”

The Music Settlement also offers Arts for the Young classes for children from birth through age 6. Sort classes by age online at


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