7030 Coffman Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
P 614-764-5913
F 614-761-5856
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Our School Day
High School 7:55 AM - 2:42 PM
Middle School 8:28 AM - 3:08 PM
Elementary School 9:10 AM - 3:40 PM
AM Kindergarten 9:10 AM - 11:50 AM
AM Preschool 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
PM Kindergarten 1:00 PM - 3:40 PM
PM Preschool 12:45 PM - 3:15 PM
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Early Childhood Program

The district is grateful for the recent outpouring of requests for preschool information and availability. Our Early Childhood Preschool program is currently full for the 2015-2016 school year and is operating on a "wait list" status at this time. There are no available peer spots, but parents are welcome to complete an on-line application (see "Peer Application: 2015-2016 School Year) which will allow your child to have a place on our wait list. Our wait list is extensive at this time, and parents are encouraged to explore other community preschool/child care locations. An extensive list of these options are available on our website. There is no need to contact our office inquiring about your position on the wait list, as we will kindly contact you should an opening become available for your child.
The Dublin City School District offers an outstanding preschool program that serves children with disabilities and also provides an educational opportunity for typically developing children to serve as social and academic role models (peers) in the classroom.  We strive to ensure that all children in our program  are challenged to excel to the best of their ability.  It is our goal to help children arrive to kindergarten equipped with the necessary skills for success.

Our program currently aligns with Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards recommended by the Ohio Department of Education in language arts, math, science and social studies.  ODE adopted new standards in October that encompass language arts, math, science, social studies, motor development, speech and languages skills, self-help skills, and cognitive development.  Children practice and explore these skills in age appropriate activities skillfully developed by our staff.


Early childhood spans the years of development from birth to kindergarten.  We know that children in this age group acquire knowledge in ways that are significantly different from the ways in which older children learn.  Young children learn best when they interact with people and manipulate objects.  They are motivated by their desire to make sense of the world around them.  How young children learn dictates how they should be taught.  For young children to fully understand and remember, information must be presented to them in the context of their own experiences and environment.  If their learning experiences are relevant, they are more likely to persist and be motivated to continue learning.  It is the staff's role to provide an environment and a variety of activities to facilitate this.  Young children develop a greater understanding of their world when given opportunities to observe and model behaviors and skills exhibited by children from various developmental levels.  All of our classrooms have typically developing peers to provide these opportunities.

The Dublin City Schools Early Childhood Program strives to promote academic achievement by offering services to our early learners, while focusing on their diverse and individual needs.  We collaborate with parents, community members, students and staff to create a high quality program, in which each child is a valued member of a learning community.  

There are nine early childhood preschool classrooms within the district.  Each classroom has one classroom teacher and two paraprofessionals.  Morning and afternoon sessions are offered.

4 days per week classes
    Monday - Thursday, 8:45-11:15 AM
    These sessions are designed for children ages 3 and 4.
    The class is composed of 16 students.

5 days per week classes
    Monday - Friday, 12:45-3:15 PM
    These sessions are designed for children ages 4 and 5. 
    The class is composed of 16 students.

Transportation is only provided to those students who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The Dublin City Schools Early Childhood program provides an excellent  educational opportunity for typically developing children to serve as peer models.  To apply please complete and submit the online Peer Application (located under "Links" in the right hand column of this page).

Peer Criteria
•    Must reside within Dublin City School District
•    Child should be 3.5 years old upon enrollment
•    Child enjoys playing with other children:  interacts well with others, manipulates toys, and engages in age-appropriate activities without assistance
•    Child follows simple directions,  makes basic needs known, answers simple questions
•    Child would be good role model to others:  separates easily from parent, models good behavior and social skills, attends to adult guided activity, is willing to take turns
•    Child must be toilet trained

The peer program is funded by tuition of $140 per month for the morning class and $170 per month for the afternoon class.  Tuition is due the 1st of each month.  The monthly tuition is an average of the number of days in the school year divided by nine months.  Short months, five-week months, holidays, and three snow days have been averaged.  This means you will pay the same amount each month.  You will be asked to pay the first and last month’s tuition prior to the start of school.
Accounts must be current on the first day of each month and must remain current.  After the first day of each month, no child will be admitted to the preschool until the balance is paid.  If you desire to withdraw your child, please notify us in writing so we will not hold a place for your child and continue charging your account.  Deductions will not be made for a child’s absence due to illness.  There also will be no deductions for family vacations; we have vacation times already in our school schedule.

No payment will be accepted by the teachers; payments are to be mailed to:
Dublin City Schools
Department of Student Services
Attn:  Accounts Receivable
7030 Coffman Road
Dublin, OH 43017

Payments can also be made in person at the Dublin Schools Administration Office, open Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Checks should be made payable to Dublin City Schools. 

For further information contact: 
Jill Marrah at (614) 760-4345 

Dublin City Schools uses a theme-based curriculum that is aligned to the Ohio Department of Education's Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards. The content standards are recommendations by the Ohio Department of Education as the type of skills most children have upon entering kindergarten.  The standards  provide a guideline for our curriculum in language arts, math, science and social studies.  We offer opportunities for our children to practice and explore these skills in age appropriate activities.  You may access these standards, the Early Learning Program Guidelines, and the Early Childhood Curriculum  through the links on the right side of this page.


Applications for preschool peers are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the seats are filled, we will add new applicants to a wait-list and will contact parents if seats become available. The wait-list does not carry over from one year to the next, so you will need to reapply if you did not receive a placement this year and wish to pursue placement for next year.
Information & Forms
Classroom Locations

Bailey Elementary
Tyler Wolfe, Principal
4900 Brandonway Drive
Dublin, Ohio   43017
Phone:  717-6611
Fax:  717-6610

Chapman Elementary
Scott Zeoli, Principal
8450 Sawmill Road
Powell, Ohio   43065
Phone:  761-5864
Fax:  761-5867
Olde Sawmill Elementary
Martha Barley, Principal
2485 Olde Sawmill Boulevard
Dublin, OH  43016
Phone:  614-764-5936
Fax:  614-764-5988 
Pinney Elementary
Troy Ehrsam, Principal
9989 Concord Road
Dublin, Ohio   43017
Phone:  798-3570
Fax:  718-8961

Thomas Elementary
Jennifer Davis, Principal
4671 Tuttle Crossing Boulevard
Dublin, Ohio   43017
Phone:  764-5970
Fax:  718-8879

Wright Elementary
Brian Blum, Principal
2335 West Case Road
Colulmbus, OH  43235
Phone:  538-0464
Fax: 761-5874

Wyandot Elementary
Heather Habrecht, Principal
5620 Dublinshire Drive
Dublin, Ohio   43017
Phone:  761-5840
Fax:  718-8929

Head Start programs are offered at Chapman Elementary and Wright Elementary. For information about Head Start please call 614-718-8740.


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