Early Childhood Education
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.
- PreK Sites
- Student Registration and Enrollment Information
- Early Childhood Related Forms
- Gifted Program
Early Entrance to Kindergarten - Flyer Parent's Guide to Early Entrance to KindergartenPreschool Parent Handbook
Early Childhood Offices
East Professional Center1349 East 79th StreetCleveland, Oh 44103Rooms 112 and 208216.838.0110Nicole Vitale, Director of Early Childhood Education
Email | Phone: 216.838.0234Amy Wallack, Early Learning Assessment and Accountability ManagerEmail | Phone: 216.838.0110Jacqueline Dietrich, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Traci Inmon, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Erin Shakour, Early Learning Instructional Coach
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110Hillary Thomas, Early Learning Partner and Transition Coordinator
Email | Phone: 216.838.0110
Jacqueline I. Williams, Solution Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0232
Cassandra Anderson, Solution Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0233Sadie Matlock, Solution Specialist
Email | Phone: 216.838.0235For additional information, please email: email@example.com