Preschool

preschool

Our Lady of the Lake School has a Preschool program for four and five year olds. Our Preschool is housed in Room 1 directly across from our Kindergarten room.

We offer a half day program and an all day program. Families also have the option of an after care program for all day Preschool which will run until 6 p.m.

Full Days 8am-2:30pm

3 days $2750.00 annually $305.00 per month (Aug.-May)
5 days $3650.00 annually $405.00 per month (Aug.-May)

Half Days 8am – 11 am

3 days $1350.00 annually $150.00 per month (Aug.-May)
4 days $1530.00 annually $170.00 per month (Aug.-May)
5 days $1710.00 annually $190.00 per month (Aug.-May)

The Preschool is led by Ms. Meghan McGarry and a classroom aide.

Our program is fully licensed through the Ohio Department of Education. We follow the Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum and Academic Guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Cleveland in accordance with the State of Ohio.

Our Preschoolers are an integral part of our school and make use of all of our facilities and classes. They take part in gym, music, art, and physical education.

At Our Lady of the Lake School, you will find that we are like a family. Your child will learn good habits and attitudes in our loving Catholic community. Through patient and respectful methods, our earliest learners develop a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We thank Mrs. Debbie Barberio, a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake for helping us with the start-up of our program. Mrs. Barberio has years of experience in early childhood education.

In the document, Early Learning Program Guidelines, the Office of Early Learning and School readiness (Ohio Department of Education) sets forth a number of beliefs which form the foundation for early learning. These beliefs are true for all early learning facilities in the state, including the early learning facilities operating in the Diocese of Cleveland. The beliefs set forth by the Office of Early Learning and School Readiness are as follows:

  • All children are competent and resourceful learners;

  • All children can and do make meaning of complex ideas and concepts;

  • All children want to and do contribute to their own learning;

  • All learning takes place through social interaction;

  • All learning experiences can be tailored for different periods in a child’s life;

  • All learning experiences can contribute to the intellectual and social foundation considered essential for success in school and life;

  • All learning experiences can take place in the context of play as well as through structured activities in the hands of competent teachers;

  • All families have a right to educational experiences that recognize cultural, linguistic, and racial identity;

  • All teachers hold a position of power and by sharing that power contribute to the learning of all;

  • All teachers grow in confidence and competence through relationships and connections with children, families and their peers;

  • All teachers, by virtue of their positions, have an obligation to do the very best for children within their care.

(Source: Ohio Department of Education. 2009. Early Learning Program Guidelines. Ohio: Columbus. Page 1.)