Riverside Local Schools manages its own inclusive preschool program. The program serves both typically developing preschool children as well as preschool children with disabilities.
Registration for preschool (ages 3-5) is conducted at the Riverside Board Office, located inside of Riverside High School (585 Riverside Drive, Painesville, OH 44077). Registration is first-come, first-served and spaces will be limited. To be eligible for preschool for the 2019-2020 school year, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2019 AND must be potty trained.
The preschool program has AM classes (8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and PM classes (12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.) Monday through Thursday. AM classes are reserved for 3-year-olds while the PM classes are reserved for 4 and 5-year-olds. Preschool is housed at both Melridge Elementary (AM & PM) and Buckeye Elementary (PM only).
The cost of tuition is $100 per month – per student. First month of tuition, as a deposit, is required upon registration.
Registration Forms can be seen HERE.
The Preschool Handbook can be seen HERE.
The preschool program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and follows a state approved curriculum that is aligned to the Ohio Early Childhood Content Standards. The goal is to prepare all children for Kindergarten by implementing all five developmental domains; fine/gross motor, communicative, adaptive, cognitive, and social/emotional. In addition to the five developmental domains, children will learn how to compromise, be respectful to others, and problem solve - preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with peers and build confidence. The preschool teachers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.