Early Learning Preschool
April Update: WE MISS YOU!
A HUGE thank you to Wendy Kullgren and her family for creating our amazing staff video!
Preschool Tuition Update
I hope everyone is staying healthy during these unique times and taking advantage of our remote learning opportunities. If you recall from an earlier communication, due to the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the school shut down, the District suspended the collection of the March 20th tuition payment for the month of April and the collection of the April 20 tuition payment for the month of May. Although the payments were suspended, they have not been forgiven.
The Board of Education is the governing body that sets the preschool tuition and any changes to the tuition will be determined by Board action. At the May 7th Board of Education meeting, the Superintendent and Treasurer will make a recommendation regarding the two tuition payments. As the administration is determining the recommendation, the following criteria is being evaluated: (1) are the students and families receiving a service, and (2) what is the fair value of the remote learning service versus if the student was in the building.
We will be in communication after the May 7th Board of Education meeting following the Boards decision. If the Board directs the payment of any suspended tuition, we will share the details of payment timelines. Thank you for your patience as we navigate during these unique times.
George K. Anagnostou, Treasurer
Megan Surso: I sincerely apologize for any information that I may have miscommunicated regarding tuition for the remainder of this school year and for next year. As you can see above, the Board of Education has the final say regarding the end of year tuition payments. I will update families as soon as I have information from the board. If you have specific concerns or would like to discuss further, please contact me.
FREE BOOKS For Children 5 and Younger in Cuyahoga County (That means YOU!)
I am SUPER excited to share this AMAZING opportunity for students ages birth through 5 in our county! Please please take advantage of this program to build your home library and expose your children to literature. The website also includes literacy activities to partner with each book. Please reach out to us if you need support enrolling in the program.
Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine announced the opening of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) today in Cuyahoga County.
Any child from birth to age five can enroll to receive a free, new book from the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library every month.
“I'm delighted that Cuyahoga County’s 75,000 children -- from birth to age five -- can now take advantage of the benefits of the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library,” said Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine. “Cuyahoga County is our 55th Ohio county to offer the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library Program countywide, no matter where a child lives within that county. When we started this journey to create a statewide program to improve early childhood literacy, the Imagination Library was only available in pockets of Ohio and only countywide in 24 counties. We won't stop our work to expand until kids in all 88 counties of Ohio have the same opportunity."
Research shows that book ownership can be a predictor of future academic success. In fact, studies have found that children with just 25 books in their home were more likely to complete an additional two years of education. Inspired by Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine’s passion for early childhood literacy, the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to ensure children enter the classroom ready to succeed.
“We are very pleased that every child can experience the joy and excitement of receiving their own brand new book in the mail every month,” said Robert Paponetti, President & CEO of The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland. “For the past several years, this wonderful program has been available in select communities in Cuyahoga County. Currently more than 10,000 children in Cuyahoga County are receiving books monthly. With this announcement, enrollment will increase exponentially as there are approximately 75,000 children under the age of five living in Cuyahoga County.”
The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library Program is working to ensure children in all 88 of Ohio’s counties can enroll in Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in 2020 by providing a dollar for dollar funding match with each county that opens the OGIL to its residents. The Ohio General Assembly committed $5 million to the OGIL Program in the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget.
To enroll and learn more, visit www.OhioImaginationLibrary.org.