Mentor Integrated Preschool Program

2021-2022 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.


If you are moving to the district and your child is currently on an IEP, please call Garfield Preschool at 440-255-6609 or visit the district's New Student Registration page for enrollment information.



About Our Program

We are very excited about your interest in Mentor Public Schools Integrated Preschool. These are important key points regarding our program:
• Our program is housed in the Garfield Elementary building, located at 7090 Hopkins Road.
• 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.
Stephanie Clawges
Special Education Supervisor