Kirtland Preschool

About Kirtland Preschool

Dear Kirtland Parents and Guardians,

We 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.

Kirtland 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.

In 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.

As 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

Please view the Kirtland Schools’ Bright Beginnings brochure for further information. If you have any questions, please contact 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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