2022 Preschool Guide - The Cleveland Moms

The groundwork for successful experiences in the education system is largely established before kindergarten even starts. Choosing the right school for our children is a big decision and I know that it can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re new to the area or are looking for more options, theclevelandmoms.com has got you covered.
The 2022 Preschool Guide, sponsored by The Lauren Mastracco Team, is packed with some of the best local school Cleveland’s west side has to offer.

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Learners today, leaders tomorrow! A child’s experiences during the first 2,000 days of their life – from birth to the start of kindergarten – have a lasting impact on later success. With seven five-star rated early learning centers in Northeast Ohio, including sites in Lakewood and Gordon Square, The Centers helps families capitalize on this precious time. A Smart Start Home Visiting program is also available, providing in-home early learning and prenatal services for eligible families in Cuyahoga County. For more information, email [email protected].

Ages birth-5 years
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to The Centers today by calling: 216-325-9678


At Lakewood City Schools’ Early Childhood Program, licensed educators lead a curriculum focused on play, exploration and engagement that also balances social emotional growth with academic growth. All classrooms benefit from a partnership with Beck Center for the Arts that provides licensed music therapists to visit our classrooms. Options available for ages 3, 4 and 5, including Little Ranger Academy, which is an all-day program with before and after care.
Ages 3-5
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to Lakewood City Schools today by calling: 216-529-4214


Wittle Town Preschool is Lorain County’s only imaginative & cognitive play-focused preschool program. Our early childhood learning experience in Sheffield Village features the feel & charm of Main Street USA! Wittle Town Preschool is a unique & fun alternative to the typical preschool. Children participate in imaginative-based play while engaging in science, math, & attention focusing activities. Check out our programs Wittle Town Preschool – Early Childhood Education Learning Center

Ages 2-6
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to Wittle Town Preschool today by calling: 440-683-6635


Ruffing Montessori Schoollocated in Rocky River, creates a warm, loving environment for children age three through eighth grade to engage in academic pursuits as well as learn the skills of collaboration, problem-solving, & creative thinking. Founded in 1959, Ruffing follows AMI Montessori pedagogy & operates in a 46,560 square foot building on 5.25 acres of land. For more information or to set up a personal tour and observation, please visit www.ruffingmontessori.org or contact Lori Coticchia at (440) 333-2250 or [email protected]

Ages 3-14
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to Ruffing Montessori today by calling: 440-333-2250


Messiah Lutheran School is a faith-based Christian Preschool – Grade 8 school located in Fairview Park. A Westside School of Choice since 1954. Play & Learning-based preschool offered with 2 & 3 day programs available. A new next option for this fall: 5-day Peer Model program for 3/4-year-olds (morning or full-day.) Enclosed outdoor play area. Large indoor gymnasium. Limited class sizes. Schedule your personalized tour & consultation online at MessiahSchoolFairview.org or by contacting [email protected]. Classes fill up early.

Ages 3-13
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to Messiah Lutheran today by calling: 440-331-6553


Westside Christian Academy’s program in Westlake engages children in play-based learning activities to harness their natural curiosity. Introducing students to the subjects of literacy, math, and science through hands-on activities teachers cultivate a joyful atmosphere where children are taught according to Biblical principles. The program is ½-day with a 5:1 student-teacher ratio. Morning or afternoon classes available.

Age 4 by August 1st
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Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to Westside Christian Academy today by calling: 440-331-1300


At The Nest Schools, each day holds a promise to our families. We create a culture of kindness, build the foundations for wellness for life, make learning fun, & continually take our best & make it better. Everything we do is intended to foster a love of learning & set our children up for a lifetime of happiness & success. We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference!
For more information, visit: https://thenestschool.com/

Schedule a visit & secure your enrollment to The Nest Schools today by calling: 833-563-1835


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