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About Pre-K in the Lorain City Schools

  • The mission of the Lorain City Schools pre-K program is to provide exemplary educational opportunities for children ages 3 and 4 years of age. These opportunities are based on a developmentally appropriate curriculum and supplemental services for both special needs and typically–developing children.

    Currently, the district has pre-K classrooms located all 10 elementary buildings.  All sites are licensed by and follow policies of the Ohio Department of Education Office of Early Learning and School Readiness. These programs include Early Childhood Education, and classes for students with special needs.

    The Lorain City School District is proud to offer Preschool programs in our schools that have earned a 5-star rating through Ohio's "Step Up to Quality" system. This is the highest rating preschools can receive!

    A learning through play model is embraced and students are encouraged to learn from their experiences. Teachers plan intentional and purposeful activities and experiences that meet the needs, interests and abilities of children. Program staff completes assessments to evaluate and improve the learning experience and provide progress updates to families.

    Assessments with your child help keep track of his or her growth over time. This lets teachers adjust how they offer experiences to your child daily.

    Q: Why should you choose a Lorain Schools Pre-K?

    • Highly Qualified Teachers & Excellent Play-Based Curriculum
    • Focus on Literacy, Language, and Social-Emotional Learning
    • Newer Buildings with Indoor and Outdoor Play Areas
    • Collaboration Between Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers
    • Dual Language Immersion (English and Spanish) Classrooms Available

Contact Us

  • Scott Dieter
    Director of Early Childhood Education
    Lorain City School District
    2601 Pole Ave
    Lorain, Ohio 44055
    P: 440-830-4077
    Alisha Pardon
    Early Childhood Education Coordinator
    P: 440-830-4040
    Registration Forms