Preschool

2021-2022 Open Registration for the Mentor Integrated Preschool Program
 
Mentor Integrated Preschool Program is currently full for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for the 2021-2022 school year, please call Garfield Preschool at 440-255-6609. You will not need to complete the online registration or pay the $100 deposit to be added to the waitlist.  The first day of Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year is August 30th, 2021.

 

Open registration for the 2021-2022 school year will officially begin on Monday, March 8th, 2021.  Please complete the online registration to begin the enrollment process for your child.  Open slots will be assigned through a randomized lottery system that we will begin drawing for on Friday, March 12th, 2021.  Only fully complete registrations with all documents uploaded and submitted by end of day on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 will be entered into the initial lottery draw.  If your registration is pulled during the lottery for an open slot in the program, you will receive a phone call to notify you and allow you to pay the $100 deposit via credit card to hold your child’s spot.  This deposit will then be applied toward the May 2022 tuition fee.  Once all open registration slots have been filled from the lottery system, the district will begin a waitlist.

 

More information regarding the online registration process can be seen below.

 
Mentor Public Schools Integrated Preschool Program Registration
 
 
Required for Registration
 
1. Completed Online Registration (choose "PS Garfield" for Grade)
 
2. Original or official birth certificate (written in English)
 
3. Proof of residency (see below)
 
4. Custody papers (if applicable)
 
5. Driver’s license or photo ID as parental proof of identity
 
 
TWO Proofs of Residency
 
1. Mortgage bill, tax bill, purchase/rental or lease agreement AND
 
2. Current electric or gas bill showing name and address. (We are unable to accept a driver’s license, water bill, sewer bill, waste removal bill, telephone/cell bill, or cable bill.)
 
Residency Affidavit:
 
If parents are living with another family within the Mentor School District, they must provide a residency affidavit. The form must be notarized. In addition to the residency Affidavit, you must provide a copy of the homeowner's Mortgage Statement, Property Tax Bill, purchase/rental or lease agreement AND a current gas or electric bill of the homeowner. Click below to download the residency affidavit form):
Other paperwork that will be needed for Preschool attendance (not due with initial registration):
 

 

 

General Program Information:

 
We are very excited about your interest in Mentor Public Schools Integrated Preschool. These are important key points regarding our program:
 
• Children must be three years old by September 30, 2021, and completely toilet-trained.
 
• Tuition is $900.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $100.00. A $100.00 deposit is required at the time of registration and will be applied to the May 2022 tuition payment. Again this is required to reserve the spot for your child.
 
• Our program is an integrated preschool that provides education to special needs and typically developing students ages 3, 4, and 5 years old. Mentor Public Schools provides this through an inclusion philosophy where typically-developing children are in each classroom with at least a 50% ratio.  For more information regarding the benefits of and philosophy behind an integrated program, please view our Preschool Handbook through the link on the right side of this page.
 
• Each classroom has a licensed teacher who possesses at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
 
• Each classroom has a classroom assistant.
 
• Each classroom will be multi-age with students ranging in age from 3-5.
 
• The Creative Curriculum was adopted by the Board of Education for use in our preschool classrooms. The curriculum is also aligned to the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards.  For more information regarding the Creative Curriculum please visit their website at this link.
 
• All children attend four half-day sessions per week.  These sessions run Monday-Thursday.  Transportation is not provided.  The following sessions are offered:
    • AM 8:00-10:30
    • PM 11:30-2:00
 
 
Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.
 
Sincerely,
 
Stephanie Clawges
Special Education Supervisor
440-974-5244
 
 
 
Please be aware that the Mentor Integrated Preschool Program is currently full for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for the 2020-2021 school year, please call the Student Services department at 440-974-5241. You will not need to complete the online registration or pay the $100 deposit to be added to the waitlist.