Riverside Local Schools
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Preschool Information

Riverside Local Schools manages its own inclusive preschool program for children ages 3-5. The program serves both typically developing preschool children as well as preschool children with disabilities. Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will began on Monday, February 8. As of April 7, spaces are filled. Please contact District Registrar Crystal DiFranco at 440.358.8204 to place your child on a waiting list.

To be eligible for preschool for the 2021-2022 school year, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2021 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. Preschool will be housed at Melridge and Parkside elementary schools although locations of the classes may be subject to change

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.