Early Childhood Center


Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

Early Childhood Center


The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Early Childhood Program is a public preschool program licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. Each of our sites has been chosen to partner with Invest In Children’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program to deliver high-quality learning experiences to the  children and the families we serve. We believe in supporting the growth of the whole child through attention to the development of social and emotional skills, physical development and intellectual growth. We strive not only to provide a solid education foundation for each child, but also instill a love of learning and the confidence necessary to explore our ever-changing world. 


Program Highlights

  • Cuyahoga County Universal Pre-Kindergarten designated sites
  • Licensed and highly trained staff serve the needs of all children
  • Small class sizes
  • 5 Star Step Up to Quality Rating from the Ohio Department of Education
  • Play and inquiry based teaching practices
  • Curriculum inspired field trips
  • Visits from CH-UH Librarians
  • Partnership with John Carroll University

The program offers both Half-Day and Full-Day options.

Early Childhood Center News

Family Connections: ABC's of Kindergarten 2022

Family Connections: ABC's of Kindergarten June 16 - August 4

June 8, 2022 -- Family Connections is offering the ABC’s of Kindergarten, an opportunity to learn about kindergarten for incoming Kindergarten families. The 2-night sessions are designed to introduce families to the expectations of Kindergarten and will be filled with fun and engaging activities.
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CH-UH Announces Finalists for Teacher, Helping Hand, Administrator of the Year Awards

April 29, 2022 -- The finalists have been selected for each of the CH-UH City School District’s year-end awards, including Teacher of the Year, Helping Hand of the Year and Administrator of the Year.
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Peer Spots Available for the 21-22 School Year

Mar. 4, 2022 -- The preschool program at Gearity PD School has a few peer spots available for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for children ages 3-5 that can serve as peer models in our half-day classrooms. More +
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Full-Day Preschool Program Incorporates Arts and STEM

Jan. 14, 2022 -- Flexibility and patience are the name of the game in teaching, especially with preschoolers. And thanks to some shifts in scheduling and staffing, preschool students now have access to the same related arts classes as their older elementary peers.
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District Tiger Camp Enriches Campers with Arts & Academics

Aug. 20, 2021 -- After sitting empty for much of the past 18 months, Heights High School was certainly buzzing with activity this summer. As home to the district’s Tiger Camp, nearly 560 kindergarten through 8th graders spent eight weeks in the building in June and July. 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

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