Kirtland Preschool

About Kirtland Preschool

Dear Kirtland Parents and Guardians, 

We are looking forward to registering your child in the Kirtland Schools’ Bright Beginnings Preschool for the upcoming school year! Many parents have already expressed their desire to have their child continue to attend the preschool housed at Kirtland Elementary School. We are very excited and pleased that your child has enjoyed the program this year and we look forward to your child continuing to grow in his/her academics in the year to come! 

Registration: Kirtland resident registration opens on February 10, 2020 through April 24, 2020.  Parents may register their child through the Kirtland Schools’ website ( under the “Parent” tab in the “FinalForms” link.  All paperwork must be completed to register your child.

Bright Beginnings Class Placement: To secure your child’s placement in Bright Beginnings, parents must complete the registration packet in “FinalForms” and pay the $100.00 deposit.  Checks should be made payable to the Kirtland Local School District. Students will not be placed into a Bright Beginnings classroom until the FinalForms registration packet is completed and the deposit is paid. You may send the deposit to Diana Simpson at the Kirtland Board of Education. 

Students must be 3 years old by September 1, 2020 and must be potty trained by the first day of school to attend Bright Beginnings.

Number of Classrooms: The number of Bright Beginnings’ classes will depend upon student enrollment. Currently Bright Beginnings offers one class in the morning from 8:45-11:15. Our goal is to offer an afternoon class from 12:15-2:45; however the additional class will only be added if the number of students enrolled substantiates the additional classroom. A decision on the number of classes that will be offered will be made in April and parents will be notified by April 27, 2020 if their child has been placed in a Bright Beginnings Class. 

Open House: Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  We welcome you and your child to meet the teacher while visiting the preschool classroom and learning about the curriculum, instruction and schedule.

Additional Information: If you have any questions, please contact: 

Diana Simpson at (440)256-3311, ext. 1007 or at  

You may also reach Becky Malinas at


Becky Malinas 

Director of Pupil Services 

Kirtland Local School District


Mrs. Heather Miller

Preschool Teacher
9140 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, OH 44094
Phone: 440-256-3344
Fax: 440-256-1045 



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