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Lima City Schools accepting preschool registrations

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LIMA – The Lima City Schools’ preschool program is now accepting registrations for the 2016-17 school year.

The program serves students who are eligible for special education services as preschoolers with disabilities, as well as typically developing 3, 4 and 5-year-old children. Children must be 3 years old by Aug. 1 to enroll in next year’s program.

There are currently preschool classrooms at Unity, Heritage, Independence and Freedom elementary schools.

Each of the four buildings house all-day programs that serve 4 and 5 year olds who will transition to kindergarten the following school year. Each building also houses a minimum of one half-day program, both morning and afternoon sessions.

New this year, preschool students will attend Monday through Friday. The program was previously four days a week. All classrooms are staffed by licensed teachers and paraprofessionals.

The program works to provide a safe environment for each child to develop and learn. The program’s philosophy is based on the belief that all areas of development (cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and adaptive), will be enhanced through a variety of planned, research-based, learning activities and instructional strategies. The program is an active partnership between the school, student, home and community.

Packets of registration materials are available in the main offices of the four buildings. Parents are encouraged to register now. All registration materials must be submitted before screenings.

Screenings will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at all four buildings, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at Heritage. You do not have to be attending the Heritage program to get screened there. Screenings can also be scheduled by calling 419-996-3445 or 419-996-3692.

The preschool program will hold an open house at each building from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13. Families are invited to stop in to see classrooms and talk with teachers.

For additional information or to schedule a tour of the program, call 419-996-3445 or 419-996-3692