Summit Preschool

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Our Vision
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 an 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.

Peer Application
Parents looking to enroll their child in the Summit Preschool program should read the following information closely.

* All peer applications must be completed and turned into the preschool office. No child can attend without being screened to ensure that the child is preschool-ready. We enroll students at all times throughout the year as long as there is an open spot in the classroom. 

* Peer applicants need to register with their respective district Board Offices for the following school districts: Copley-Fairlawn 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 Program
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.

Itinerant Services
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".

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If you have any questions about our services, please contact: 

Kim Meeker
Kim Meeker
Student Services Coordinator
(330) 945-5600 x511244
Kristen Nowak
Kristen Nowak
Student Services Coordinator
(330) 945-5600 x511282
Katie Leigh
Katie Leigh
Student Services Coordinator 
(330) 945-5600 x513914
[email protected]

Preschool Staff:

Kristin Fazio

Kim Meeker
Kristen Nowak
Katie Leigh
Brandie Kresowaty

Speech/Language Pathologist:
Krystal Bryndel
Cynthia Cantwell
Lisa Daivs
Lori Dailey
RyAnn Heller
Jamie King
Kristy Lantz
Melissa Marino
Anita Michaels
Marci Minick
Julia Repasky
Stephanie Shorie
Chris Webb
Lauren Greenlief
Kelsy Adams
Emily Kuzilla
Jean Monateri

School Psychologist:
Mandy Dudiwka
Maria Gaglio
Valerie Wynn
Dr. Beth Goodman
Rossana Torres 

School Nurse:
Kathleen Colesi

Preschool Sites:

  • Copley-Fairlawn
  • Coventry
  • Cuyahoga Falls
  • Field Local
  • Manchester
  • Mogadore
  • Nordonia Hills
  • Rootstown
  • Southeast
  • Tallmadge
  • Woodridge
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