Perry Local Preschool

2015-2016 Enrollment

A screening for preschool-age children who are typically developing and are eligible for preschool enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at T. C. Knapp Elementary. This does not include children enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Children must turn 3 years old before August 1st. Children must demonstrate age-appropriate speech/language skills, play skills, social skills, and behavior to be considered for enrollment. All typical peers must be reliably toilet-trained before classes begin in August. If your child meets these criteria and you are interested in scheduling a screening appointment, please contact Ashley Reinhart, beginningon March 2nd, at 330-915-5307. 

The Preschool Program

The Perry Local Preschool is open to children of Perry residents, ages 3 through 5.

The philosophy of the Perry Local Preschool Program is to provide an opportunity for children, through active and quiet play, to grow through a variety of experiences that are positive, enjoyable, and rewarding for the children and their families.  Activities provided in our preschool are multi-cultural, play-based, and child-initiated.  Through nurturing in the preschool environment, the child develops a positive self-esteem which contributes to communication skills and interaction with others in his or her world.  The program prides itself on preparing each child for the next developmental stage in their life, ultimately leading to preparation for Kindergarten by utilizing a standards-based curriculum that aligns with Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards. The Perry Local Preschool Program provides learning opportunities for both typically developing children and children identified with special needs. Each child’s needs are met using differentiated instruction and individualized learning opportunities.

 The Perry Local Preschool Program is designed with the following goals for children:

  • To recognize the uniqueness of each child by working creatively to develop a plan to guide each child’s progress.
  • To encourage development of a positive self-image.
  • To help children develop aesthetic, cognitive, creative, emotional, linguistic, physical, and social potentials.
  • To address all areas of a child’s development when engaging in activities with a child.
  • To encourage every child to learn through instructional methods that include a variety of approaches.

We welcome parents to join us in our efforts to teach preschool children key foundational skills in all areas of development. Living, Learning and Playing Together: A Guide for Parents of Preschool Children is a resource that may help parents learn about child development and milestones that are achieved during the preschool years as well as provide activities and ideas to help promote their child’s development.

“We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled,
but as candles to be lit.” ~Robert H. Shaffer