Now enrolling four year olds for 2021- 2022 Pre-K!

The Preschool/Early Learning Program (ELP) provides educational opportunities for children ages 3-5. The program is designed to meet the educational needs of typically developing children, as well as those with special needs, and is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OELSR).  All preschool teachers hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees and are licensed through Ohio Department of Education.

Preschool sets students up for successful academic careers by developing school readiness skills.  Students who attend a structured program prior to entering kindergarten are more inclined to:

  • Follow class rules
  • Follow directions
  • Get along with peers and adults
  • Know their alphabet, colors and other key academic measures
  • Work independently

We offer morning or afternoon sessions, five days a week on the APS calendar.  Tuition is on a sliding fee scale with majority of families attending free of charge.  All students receive free breakfast or lunch. Please click here for our brochure

APS currently offers two preschool-only buildings:

Stewart Preschool (Main site)
Essex Preschool

Preschool is also offered at the following schools throughout the district:

Enrollment and registration:

To enroll, children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30 of the academic year and must live within the APS district boundaries. Special education students are eligible as soon as they turn 3 years old. 

Start pre registration here:
 [email protected].

For further information for typically developing children, contact Melissa Milford at 330.761.3296.

For children with special needs, contact Janet Willse, 330.761.3296

Support services for special education students include:

  • Audio services
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Regular visits from an itinerant special education teacher
  • Behavior services
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Transportation

For more information:

Early Learning Program
[email protected]

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