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Preschool Program Highlights

Supporting young children and families for lifelong learning

2 preschoolers with their teacherCincinnati Public Schools provides high-quality preschool programs and collaborative services to support young children and families for lifelong learning. We recognize that all children can learn and that preschool children learn best through playful interaction with people and learning materials. Our programs provide nurturing environments to stimulate children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.

Cincinnati Public Schools’ preschool programs offer:

  • More than 25 years experience providing highest-quality free and affordable programs aimed at preparing young children for success in kindergarten and beyond
  • More than 120 preschool classrooms in 41 sites spread around the 91-square-mile district
  • Professional educators with bachelor's or master's degrees in education
  • One adult assigned for every 10 children in each preschool classroom
  • Half-day and full-day programs offered at magnet and neighborhood schools
  • Healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snacks provided
  • Curriculum that goes beyond academics to develop social-emotional skills, physical well-being and healthy practices
  • Safe play areas designed for fun physical activity, social interactions and development of motor skill
  • Hands-on activities to meet each child’s needs and interest
  • Technology, discovery stations, teacher-directed lessons, and art and music
  • Encouragement for families to be involved
  • Assistant School Community Coordinators to assist families to connect to community resources
  • Community-based activities to support families and children
  • Access to school-based Health Centers, school nurses and other school-based support groups

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Enroll your child in a successful future at a CPS preschool! Call us today at (513) 363-0240.

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