Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Integrated Half-Day Preschool Seeking Peer Models

July 11, 2017 -- The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Early Childhood Program is seeking peer models for its half-day integrated program at Gearity Preschool.

Peer models are children who demonstrate strengths in the areas of social and emotional skills, communication and cognition. The program is currently enrolling peer models ages three to five.

Classes meet Tuesday-Friday and children either attend the morning or afternoon session for three hours. Programs are play-based and comprehensive, providing an inclusive education to children with and without disabilities. The instruction and curriculum are developmentally appropriate and builds on the strengths of each student while also supporting individual areas of need.

All classrooms are managed by teams of diverse professionals, which include a lead teacher, assistant teacher, speech and language pathologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, nurse, and other appropriate staff as needed.

Recent Highlights

In the spring of 2017, Cuyahoga County awarded the CH-UH School District with Universal Pre-Kindergarten Funding (UPK). UPK provides funding opportunities for families whose income falls between 100% and 400% poverty level, allowing them the chance to enroll their children in our preschools. UPK will also provide the district with funding that will aid in the purchase of materials, provide staff with professional development, and provide parents and families with support and training. UPK is administered by Invest in Children in Cuyahoga County.

During the 2016-2017 school year, Gearity and Noble preschools were awarded five-star ratings by the Ohio Department of Education's Step Up To Quality division. A five-star rating is the highest rating an early childhood program can receive and reflects the schools’ commitment to excellence.

Contact Early Childhood Specialist Danielle Vigh at (216) 371-7356 or for enrollment information.

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