Suzanne Kile, Director of Preschool Services
Amy Kennedy, Preschool Secretary
Lisa Short, Special Ed Preschool Secretary
Preschool Special Education - (614) 797-5903
Special Education - (614) 797-5900
Special Needs Preschool Center - (614) 797-7450
Fax - (614) 797-7451
Westerville Schools cares about our students long before they enter kindergarten! We provide many services, and we serve as a resource to the families of our community. Information specific to families of preschool-age families can be found in the Family Resource Section of this site. Additionally, our staff is always available for families who have questions about typical child development or specific concerns about their own child’s development.
When we are contacted by a parent or agency in the community, we listen to the concerns and help distinguish between what is typical development and what could be a disability.
If a disability is suspected, our team conducts an evaluation to determine whether or not the child is eligible for special education services. This evaluation is a team process, and the parent is an essential team member!
Because public schools are required by federal law to educate children with disabilities beginning on their 3rd birthday, we serve students in a variety of ways.
One of these ways in through our preschool program that services our students who are found elegible for special education services. In addition to our special education services, our center provides learning experiences for children in all area of Ohio's Early Learning Standards. In the center, our students with disabilities learn side-by-side with typically developing peers who attend on a tuition basis.
If you have concerns about your child, we can be reached at
ATTN: PRESCHOOL PARENTS
You must contact the Preschool Department at (614)797-5903 or (614)797-7452 prior to the completion of the online enrollment application.
Under the direction of the Office of Special Education, the role of the Special Needs Preschool program in the Westerville City Schools is to help all students progress in the areas of:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Gross Motor
- Fine Motor
The preschool holds classes Monday through Thursday each week. The morning session is from 8:45 am to 11:15 am and the afternoon session is from 12:55 pm to 3:25 pm.
The student fees for preschool students are currently $15.50, due at the time of placement into the program.
If the district issues a two-hour delay due to weather conditions, there will be no morning preschool classes.
If the district determines a calamity day due to weather conditions, there is no morning or afternoon preschool. Please check the front of the main district page for announcements regarding delays or closings.
Preschool Program at the Early Learning Center
936 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, OH 43081