Riverside Local Schools
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The Riverside Preschool Program serves both typically developing children as well as children with disabilities ages 3-5. To be eligible for preschool for the 2024-2025 school year, children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2024 and must be potty-trained. If your child is currently on an IEP, please contact our District Registrar at 440.358.8204 prior to completing the registration process.
The cost of tuition is $125 per month – per student. First month of tuition, as a deposit, is required upon registration (cash or check only). Deposits are nonrefundable.

Preschool will be housed at both Buckeye Elementary and Melridge Elementary. Preschool is held four days per week (Monday-Thursday) and the AM class is 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the PM class is 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Preschool registration for the 2024-2025 school year is full. To be placed on a waiting list, contact our Registration office at 440.358.8204.

The preschool program is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and follows a state approved curriculum that is aligned to the Ohio Early Childhood Content Standards. The goal is to prepare all children for Kindergarten by implementing all five developmental domains; fine/gross motor, communicative, adaptive, cognitive, and social/emotional. In addition to the five developmental domains, children will learn how to compromise, be respectful to others, and problem solve - preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with peers and build confidence.  The preschool teachers are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.
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Riverside Preschool

Buckeye Main Office: 440.352.2191
Melridge Main Office: 440.352.3854
AM Class Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (M-TH)
PM Class Time: 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. (M-TH)
Supervisor: Jennifer Westbrook