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 ten early childhood preschool classrooms within the district. Each classroom has one classroom teacher and two paraprofessionals. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered.
Monday - Thursday,
Student Session A (AM)- 8:25am-10:55am
Student Session B (AM)- 8:45am-11:15am
These sessions are designed for children ages 3 and 4.
The class is composed of 16 students.
Monday - Friday,
Student Session A (PM)- 12:30pm-3:00pm
Student Session B (PM)- 1:00pm-3:30pm
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 are attending a center-based preschool classroom through 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).
- 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
5175 Emerald Pkwy 4th Floor.
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 regarding the peer program contact:
Tara Harris @ 614-760-4345