Pre-School

Purpose and Goals

Our co-ed Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten programs (ages 3-5) value each child as an individual with his or her own talents and abilities. Our educators strive to provide each child with a comprehensive educational experience. 

Our goal is to teach your child in an environment that emphasizes learning through hands-on exploration and positive interaction with adults, peers and various materials.

Our Approach to Learning

Early learning at the Elms is designed to provide girls and boys with the foundational skills for Kindergarten and beyond through our purposeful play-based curriculum.   Our program encourages the development of essential skills through the unique integration of the Diocese of Cleveland curriculum and the State of Ohio Early Learning Standards.

Programs  

Pre-School (ages 3 and 4)
 
•    Half- or full-day options
•    Before and after care options
•    Morning snack
•    Hot lunch option
•    Gross motor indoor and outdoor play
•    Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Library specials once a week
•    Weekly Spanish language instruction
•    Daily Religion, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 and 5)

•    Half- or full-day options
•    Before and after care options
•    Morning snack
•    Hot lunch option
•    Gross motor indoor and outdoor play
•    Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Library specials once a week
•    Spanish language instruction twice a week
•    Daily Religion, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

Faculty

Our Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten teachers are highly knowledgeable, experienced and loving. They understand that young children need flexibility and structure, experiences, spontaneous play and opportunities to learn about themselves and their world. We pride ourselves on our Christ-centered approach that nurtures young children across all developmental domains – cognitive, language, gross and fine motor, social/emotional, aesthetic and spiritual.

To schedule a tour or shadow day, contact Admissions Director Melanie Drouin at 330-867-0918.

Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten Brochure