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 600 families in eleven school districts, including speech-language pathologists and a full range of instructional and support services.
Peer Application / Waiting List
You may use the link below to be added to the peer waiting list. After submitting the form, someone from the preschool office will contact you when we have an available spot.
Please note, that this is not the registration form, but the information you provide will help us when we contact you about the peer screening process.
Typical Preschool Screening
Preschool screening is required for all children being considered for placement. A screening is held in the early spring, for enrollment beginning the following school year. Sometimes additional screenings can be held if additional spots become available.
Children must turn 3 years old before the first day of the school year and be reliably toilet trained in order to attend. A child may not be reliably toilet-trained by the screening date, but the Preschool Team reserves the right to delay or revoke enrollment if the child is not reliably toilet-trained by the first day of class.
Also, children must reside in the school district which they wish to attend.
Limited spaces are available for typically developing children. Children being considered for enrollment as typical peers must display age-appropriate speech and language skills, good behavior and social skills, and must be reliably toilet trained.
If you have developmental concerns and suspect a disability, please contact Melissa Marino
If you are moving into one of our school districts and your child is already on an IEP please contact Meribeth Pannitto
First Start Program
The First Start preschool classroom is designed to meet the needs of children requiring concentration in 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".
If you have any questions about our services, please contact: