Preschool Program

Preschool Program
The Sandusky City Preschool Program serves children 3-5 years of age. Each classroom includes an equal mix of typically developing children and children with special needs. The typically developing children, referred to as Peer Models, are an integral part of the preschool program as they demonstrate age appropriate communications, planning and self-help skills while learning. The Preschool program is staffed by teachers licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with the State of Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. We believe it is important to provide a safe and nurturing setting in which to foster each child’s self-help, motor, language, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Each classroom has a lead and assistant teachers who guide children in varied learning experiences. These activities are primarily child-oriented and child directed. The overall goal is to foster in each child a positive sense of their own self-worth and a belief in their own ability to learn and grow as capable, independent individuals.
Preschool Fast Facts
1. What types of Preschool Programs are offered by Sandusky City Schools?
Early Childhood Education Programs (ECE) and Preschool Center based programs are offered.

2. How does my child qualify for enrollment into an ECE Program?
Children must be age 4 before September 30, 2017. They must also meet Federal poverty guidelines.

3. How does my child qualify for enrollment into a Center Based Classroom?
In Ohio, preschool is for three to five-year old children with disabilities. Within each class, 8 students are identified as students with a disability. The other eight students are model peers and must pass a developmental screening before placement.

4. Does the district provide transportation for children in Preschool?
At this time, transportation is offered to children who qualify for the ECE Program and children with disabilities. Model Peers need to be transported to school.

5. What documentation do I need for Preschool Registration?
Applicants are required to submit an application packet including: Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, Yearly Physical, Legal documents, Proof of Income and Proof of Residency.

6. How much is Preschool tuition?
Currently Sandusky City Schools Preschools are tuition free.

7. I submitted all the application materials and my child did not get accepted to the preschool.
Sandusky City School has a limited number of seats in its preschool program. As applications are received they are date stamped and checked for application materials. Students are placed on a first come first serve basis.

8. What happens if my child did not get a seat in a Sandusky City School Preschool?
Students are placed on a waiting list in the order they submitted completed application materials. In rare cases students do not show up or withdraw, which will open up another spot.

9. How can I increase my chases of having my child accepted to the Sandusky City School Preschool Program?
Apply early! The deadline for the 17/18 school year was April 17, 2017.

10. I still have questions, who can I contact at the school to answer my questions?
Please contact Student Services and Family Supports at 419-984-1048.
Contact Information
For questions or more information, contact the office of Student Services and Family Supports at 419.984.1048.
Documentation Needed for Registration
  • Birth Certficate
  • Immunization Record
  • Yearly Physical
  • Legal Documents
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Residency 
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