The Summit Preschool is a partnership with families, districts, and communities that creates a lifetime of learning through meaningful play experiences, creative thinking, and problem solving opportunities to build a foundation essential to the unique development of each and every child.
About the Summit Preschool
Preschool programs are offered to children at economic disadvantage or educational risk, children typically developing, and children with disabilities. This includes an integrated setting where functional, developmentally appropriate activities are developed to facilitate growth in each child. 70+ professionals serve over 400 families in ten school districts, including speech-language pathologists and a full range of instructional and support services.
Parents looking to enroll their child in the Summit Preschool program should read the following information closely.
* Peer applicants need to register with their respective district Board Offices for the following school districts: Copley-Fairlawn, Mogadore, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, and Woodridge.
First Start Program
The First Start preschool classroom is designed to meet the needs of children requiring concentration academic, social–emotional, communication and/or behavioral intervention.
TALK is an auditory-oral preschool classroom where children with hearing loss learn to listen and talk. This is a unique educational program in Summit County and an option for families who have chosen spoken language as the primary means of communication for their child.
Summit ESC’s Early Childhood Itinerant Services include
any form of specially designed instruction provided by an
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist (ECIS) or related
service provider. Itinerant services are provided in the
setting where the child or the child and parent(s) is located,
as opposed to providing services at a centralized location
that is geared toward serving students with disabilities.
School Closings and Delays
District Closing or Delay information will be posted on NewsNet5.com
ORC 3313.671 has been amended to require that kindergartners must be vaccinated against varicella (chicken pox) disease.
In order to be considered valid, the varicella vaccine must have been administered on or after the child's first birthday. In addition, the law states that, "A pupil who has had natural chicken pox, and presents a signed statement from the pupil's parent, guardian, or physician to that effect, is not required to be immunized against chicken pox".