Dear Kirtland Parents and Guardians,
hope that you are having a wonderful school year! As we look forward to
and prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, we are reviewing our
services, staffing and classroom needs.
Preschool is in an exciting place right now! Over the past year we’ve
implemented several improvements to the program - continuing to invest
in the quality of our educational project and learning environment,
while increasing rigor in an inquiry and exploratory academic
environment. Instruction continues to be based on the State of Ohio
Preschool Standards and Curriculum, but we have also aligned the program
with Kindergarten expectations, which promotes success as our preschool
students make the transition. Our preschool staff led by Heather
Miller, certified in Early Childhood Education, works with our
Kindergarten staff as well as area Preschool teachers to enhance
instruction and programming.
addition to our continuous effort to improve instruction and school
readiness, we also reviewed district expenditures to preserve the
quality education and services provided to all students in the Kirtland
Local School District.
staffing and supply costs increase to continue offering updated
materials and services, the district plans to increase Kirtland
Preschool tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. To remain fiscally
prudent and in line with the price of other local preschools, while
providing excellent instruction, the cost of next year’s preschool
tuition will increase to $170 per month, or $1,630 annually. A $100
non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your child’s placement
in the Kirtland Schools’ preschool program.
Our goal is to meet the
needs of our Kirtland families while following the Ohio Department of
Education’s Preschool regulations, which impact class size and
student/teacher ratios. While we remain fiscally prudent, administration
will monitor preschool enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.
Preschool enrollment will determine class offerings; families will be
notified by June 15, 2018, if there are any changes in classes.
Kirtland Preschool registration begins Monday, April 9. Appointments can be made by contacting Diana Simpson at (440)256-3311 ext. 1007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please view the Kirtland Schools’ Bright Beginnings brochure for further information. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Malinas at email@example.com.
Director of Pupil Services
Kirtland Local School District