Preschool Guide: It All Starts Here

Preschool Guide: It All Starts Here

The Music Settlement’s School

The Music Settlement’s school programs, which include preschool, day school, and kindergarten, were the first in Cleveland to receive a 5-Star Award from the State of Ohio’s Step up To Quality program. Additionally, exposure to music and the creative arts as a young child significantly correlates with that child’s success later in life. Learn more and apply online at preschool.

Little Falcon Learning Center

St. Rita School’s premier early childhood education program offers full and half-day programs for ages 3, 4 and Pre-K. Before and after school childcare is available. Interactive whiteboards, iPads and computers enhance curriculum in order to engage and foster a child’s natural love of learning. Preschoolers benefit from St. Rita School’s dedication to academic excellence grounded in catholic faith. Call and schedule a tour at 440-248-1350. ext. 256.

Catholic Montessori School

Since 1995, catholic Montessori School in Kirtland has offered a hands-on multisensory integrated learning experience for children ages 3 to eighth grade. Children’s house engages children ages 3 to 6 in activities that create the foundation for developmental, academic and spiritual growth. Visit our school during our in-Session open house dates: March 24, April 21 and May 19 from 9-10:30 a.m. or call 440-256-1976 for an appointment.

The Agnon School

Agnon’s nurturing early childhood program
(18 months to pre-kindergarten) features play-based, multi- sensory learning experiences that meet
the social-emotional, cognitive, physical and Judaic development of each child. Enrichment classes include music, yoga, gym and library. Half-day and extended-day options are available. Contact Laura Simon, director of Admissions, at 216-464-4055 for information.

Pembroke Kids

Pembroke Kids,
in Avon lake, is a safe and nurturing environment of discovery and learning for preschool children ages 3 to 5. it also offers a full day kindergarten, first grade, extended care, tutoring, and an eight-week summer camp program for preschool through sixth grade. 32900 Pin oak Pkwy, Avon lake, 440-933- 3782,

Small Steps – Big Strides Childcare

At Small Steps – Big Strides, the preschool curriculum is geared toward encouraging and nurturing growth during these formative, happy years. From crafts to stories, poems and music to basic reading, counting and computer use, the school ensures children are well-prepared (and even ahead of schedule) for the school years that lay ahead. 4530 Kent road, Stow, 330-678-5554,

Cleveland Montessori

A Pre-K through eighth grade AMi Montessori program with 20 years of proven excellence, Cleveland Montessori serves all aspects of a child’s development: social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual. Get to know the school better and see if it’s a fit for your family by visiting or call 216-421-0700.

Saint Bartholomew Preschool

Children are involved in hands- on activities that encourage, develop and reinforce discovery. The classroom family practices caring sharing and loving others. Its focus in preschool is to develop motor and social skills that will prepare your child for the transition into elementary school. 14875 East Bagley Rd. Middleburg Heights. 440-845-6660,

Shaw JCC Summer Playhouse

The Shaw JCC Summer Playhouse offers exciting programs for children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten. At the JCC, learning never stops. Your child will participate in structured outdoor activities such as gardening, swimming, weekly camp cookouts, and hiking, as well as in everyday hands-on experiential learning opportunities in the classroom. Part time and full time options are available. Lunch is provided for all full day campers. Come join the fun. Located at 750 White Pond dr. Akron 330-867-7850,

Gross Schechter

Gross Schechter is an award-winning early childhood through middle school in Pepper Pike. They inspire children
to explore their passions, think critically and celebrate their Jewish identity. The welcoming community fosters relationships between students, teachers and families that last a lifetime. The school is expanding to meet the needs of families with young children by providing infant care (6 weeks – 18 months). 27601 Fairmount Blvd. 216-763-1400,

Montessori School of University Heights

Celebrating 46 years of excellence, The school is dedicated to helping each child become the unique person his/her creator intended in a Christian atmosphere
of peace, love, and respect. The
Montessori approach involves: Providing comprehensive, individualized opportunities for growth. Engaging children in a caring, supportive, community, developing concentration, independence, self-discipline, compassion, confidence, and joy in learning. Montessori School of University Heights, 3599 Cedar road, 216-381-8388,

For more school listings, please visit Northeast Ohio Parent’s online education directory.

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