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The Wickliffe Preschool Program


The Wickliffe City School District provides high-quality preschool programming to children between the ages of 3-5. Our preschool is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and earned 5 STARS from Ohio’s quality rating system, Step Up To Quality (SUTQ). We follow a state-approved curriculum that is aligned to the Ohio Early Childhood Content Standards. Our goal is to prepare all children for Kindergarten and we do this by implementing all five developmental domains; fine/gross motor, communication, adaptive/cognitive skills, and social/emotional. In addition to the five developmental domains, we realize the importance of children learning 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.

In order to meet every child's individual needs, we assess every child through a variety of methods including play-based, observation, and parent interviews and questionnaires. In some cases, children need further evaluations and may qualify for specialized services in the areas of occupational, speech/language, or physical therapy.

Peer Screening

The WCSD Preschool will conduct peer screenings for the 2023-2024 school year on April 28th and May 5th.  An appointment is required.  More information - Peer Screening Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  When is the first day of school for the Preschool?
A:  The first day of school for the 2023-2024 school year has not been determined.

Q:  How many days of the week is PS and what are the AM and PM classes?
A:  The program runs Monday through Thursday.  Program times for the 2023-2024 school year have not been determined.

Q:  Is there transportation for PS students?
A:  Transportation is provided for students with special needs. 
      If you have a question, please contact the transportation department at 440-943-7739.

Q:  Are snacks provided?
A.  Parents/Guardians will provide snacks in a large quantity for the class.  If your child has an allergy, you may send an 
      alternative snack.  Further snack information will be provided by the teacher.

Q:  What supplies are needed for PS?
A:  Children should have a bookbag and one double pocket folder.

Q:  What is the cost?
A:  The cost is $110 per month.  More information will be provided to you once school starts.

Q:  What is the location for Pick up and Drop off?
A:  Pick up and drop off is at the north entrance to the building closest to the Wickliffe Library and playground.

Q:  Is there an online option for PS Students?
A:  There is no option for remote learning for PS students at this time.

Q:  How many adults are in the classroom with my child?
A:  There are two classrooms with a certified teacher and an aide present at all times. 

Q:  Are the teachers licensed?
A:  All of our staff have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and are licensed by the state of Ohio Department of Education.

Q:  Do I have to live in Wickliffe to attend your preschool?
A:  Out-of-district students are welcome if there are openings and must provide their own transportation.