Early Childhood Center


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Early Childhood Center

Registration and Referrals

If you have concerns about your child's development, or are looking to access special education supports, please contact Charlene Rice to initiate the referral process to the Early Childhood Multidisciplinary Team. Charlene Rice can by contacted at (216) 371-7435. 

Our Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten classes are full, but we are accepting names for the waiting list.

Screenings for Half-Day Preschool peers will be conducted in mid-September. Typically developing children who attend the Half-Day Program as peers must have strong language, social skills, and self-regulation skills. Interested parents should contact Danielle Foran, Early Childhood Specialist, at d_vigh@chuh.org to schedule a play-based screening for their child. Registration will be done by appointment only and on a first come, first serve basis. You must have all of the required documents at the time of your registration appointment.

If you have concerns about your child's development, please contact Charlene Rice at (216) 371-7435 to request a referral packet.

2019-2020 Registration Info

Registration for new families began on March 5, 2019, and are done on a first come first serve basis. Registration packets are available online and in the main offices of Gearity, Noble and Oxford elementary schools. Registration is done by appointment only at Gearity Elementary School 2323 Wrenford Road, University Heights, OH 441118. Please contact Tanya Niraj at 216-371-7356 to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to noon.

Children attending Full-Day and whose home school is Noble or Oxford will be registered for their home school. No intradistrict transfers will be accepted unless an older or younger sibling attends Gearity.

If your child has an active IEP please inform Tanya Niraj when you call to schedule your registration appointment. Your child’s IEP will be reviewed with the evaluation team prior to the completion of registration and classroom placement.

Tuition Information:  

Tuition for Full-Day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms is $575 per month and is due the 5th of the month prior. September tuition will be due on August 5, 2019.

Tuition for Half-Day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms is $106 per month and is due the 5th of the month prior. September tuition will be due on August 5, 2019.

If your child has an active IEP you will not be responsible for tuition. If you are new to the district, please inform Tanya Niraj when you call to schedule your registration appointment.

A $125 deposit (checks made payable to the Department of Early Childhood) is due at the time of registration. $25.00 is a non-refundable registration fee. The remainder will go towards your first month’s tuition payment. Families who qualify for scholarships will not be required to pay a deposit.

Registration Guidelines:
Families must be residents of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District.
Children who will be 3 years old by September 30, 2019 must be enrolled in a 3-year-old class.
Children who will be 4 years old by September 30, 2019 must be enrolled in a 4-year-old class.
New siblings registering as peers in the Half-Day program must participate in a play-based screener prior to registration. (Spring screening will be done on May 15.)
All registration documents must be complete at the time of the appointment.
Families with an outstanding Early Childhood Program tuition balance will not be permitted to register until the balance is paid in full.
We highly recommend that families schedule a tour prior to registration. Please email Danielle Foran, Early Childhood Program Specialist, at D_Vigh@chuh.org to schedule a tour. 

Further information and appointments for tours and registration may be obtained by contacting:

Gearity Early Childhood Department
2323 Wrenford Road
University Heights, Ohio 44118

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CH-UH Summer Meal Schedule

May 22, 2019 -- The CH-UH City School District's Summer Meal Program will begin on June 3 and is available to children 18 years old and younger. More +
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PTA Awards Dinner & Training May 22

May 10, 2019 -- The CH-UH PTA Council and the district's family engagement office are hosting an awards dinner and training session with the Ohio PTA on Wednesday, May 22.  More +
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May Events at Heights Libraries

May 1, 2019 -- Kids and teens can enjoy a variety of activities this month at Heights Libraries, from an end-of-school pizza party to an open art cafe. More +
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Input Needed on MetroHealth In-School Clinic Program

April 29, 2019 -- This coming fall, a pilot program will launch at Heights High allowing high school students in-person access to MetroHealth medical professionals two days per month in a clinic located at the school. Ahead of the clinic’s opening, we ask that parents/caregivers, community members, students and staff take a survey that will help us develop a comprehensive needs assessment. More +
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School Community Invited to Family Engagement Capstone Sessions April 29

April 23, 2019 -- The district's Family Engagement Task Force will deliver morning and evening capstone presentations on April 29 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center. The group will share its findings and gather feedback from attendees.  More +

Contact Us

Early Childhood Center
2323 Wrenford Road
University Heights, OH 44118

Phone: 216-371-7356
Fax: 216-397-5959

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Danielle Foran
Danielle Foran
Early Childhood Program Specialist

2019-2020 Registration Documents

Please print, fill out and bring the registration documents to your registration appointment (do not mail).

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