Riverside Local Schools
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Riverside Local Schools' Preschool Program

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. To be eligible for preschool for the 2022-2023 school year, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2022 AND must be potty-trained. Preschool registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now closed. To be placed on a waiting list, contact our District Registrar, Crystal DiFranco at [email protected].

The cost of tuition is $100 per month – per student. First month of tuition, as a deposit, is required upon registration. Deposits are nonrefundable. Since registration is completed online, the deposit will have to be dropped off at the Board Office (inside of Riverside High School) *after* the Registration office contacts you to finalize registration.

Preschool is currently being housed at Hale Road School (56 Hale Road, Painesville Township). Preschool is held four days per week (Monday-Thursday) and the AM class is 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and the PM class is 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Preschool Supervisor: 
Shyanna Lindberg: [email protected] 
 
Preschool Secretary:  
Nicole Munaretto: [email protected]

Preschool Staff: 

Julia DeMassimo
 Samantha Lambert (assistant)
Meghan Ellar
 Lori Bell (assistant)
Alexa Matejka
 Lisa Baluch (assisstant)
Beth Rider
 Alyssa Cole (assistant)
Taylor Purchase
 Susan Nelson (assistant)

Psychologist:
Danielle Sopko: [email protected] 
Lindsay Williams: [email protected] 
      
Speech and Language Pathologists:  
Katy Olds: [email protected] 
Janet House: [email protected] 
 
Physical Therapist:  
Darci Warmuth: [email protected] 
 
OT:  
Ashley Konczal: [email protected]     
Jennifer Cunningham: [email protected]