• Early Childhood Education


    student It is the vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District that every student in our Early Childhood grades (Pre-K--3) will be successful in a rigorous instructional program. Our Early Childhood program addresses the language and cognitive development of students in addition to addressing the social, emotional, and physical needs of every child.

    The mission of the Early Childhood Office is to create a rich and stimulating, child centered environment in every classroom. Parents can expect to find developmentally appropriate teaching strategies in a center-based setting in every one of our Pre-K-3 classrooms.

    As we continually strive to optimize the conditions for learning for CMSD’s youngest learners, each student is valued for his/her unique experiences and learning style, as we work toward our ultimate goal is to help them become successful independent learners.





    Early Childhood Offices

    East Professional Center
    1349 East 79th Street
    Cleveland, Oh 44103
    Rooms 112 and 208
    Nicole Vitale, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0234
    Jacqueline DietrichProgram Manager of Early Childhood Education
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0231
    Amy WallackEarly Learning Assessment and Accountability Manager
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
    Hillary ThomasEarly Learning Partner and Transition Coordinator
    Email | Phone: 216.838.5981 
    Traci InmonEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
    Erin ShakourEarly Learning Instructional Coach
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0110 

    Jacqueline I. Williams, Solution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0232
    Sadie MatlockSolution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0235
    Cassandra Anderson, Solution Specialist
    Email | Phone: 216.838.0233
    For additional information, please email: earlychildhood@clevelandmetroschools.org