24/25 Preschool Registration

Welcome to the Avon Lake Preschool Program!

Currently the morning session is FULL and registration is for the afternoon session only. Those wanting to be added to the waitlist, should email stacey.vince@alcsoh.org after completing the online registration and request to be added. 

All students new to the district must be registered with the Avon Lake City Schools. To register your child for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year, click HERE

Note that registration is not complete until our district registrar, Theresa Martin, receives all required registration documents. At this time, you have two ways to submit this documentation. You can either upload the documents via the registration portal (preferred) or you may send your documents to the Office of the Registrar via email, USPS or fax.

You will be contacted if the documents received are indecipherable or otherwise unacceptable. You will also receive a separate email from the Registrar once your submission has been approved and registration is considered complete. Your confirmation email will give you the next steps to follow in regards to your child’s contract and payment information.

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! We are SO excited for another year full of learning, exploring, playing, and growing!

LEAPS is housed inside of Redwood Elementary School and is an Integrated Preschool meaning we serve both students with disabilities (SWDs) and without disabilities (Peer Models) within our classrooms. We serve approximately 140 students ages three to five. All of our teachers hold at least a Bachelor Degree and several have Master's Degrees as well. All of our teachers are Licensed Early Childhood Intervention Specialist with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). LEAPS also falls under the ODE guidelines for Preschools and we are 5 Star rated through Step Up to Quality. Each of our classrooms also has two paraprofessionals which allows us to keep small student to staff ratios. Our related service providers (physical therapist, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, and speech therapists) also are in and out of classrooms quite often.

The LEAPS Preschool exists to serve students with and without identified disabilities. If you suspect your child is not meeting development milestones related to cognitive functioning, behavioral functioning, social emotional functioning, sensory/motor functioning (including fine and gross motor skills), adaptive/daily living skills, and/or hearing or vision, or if you have concerns that your child may have a disability, please contact the Preschool Director for additional information. Please be aware the process for determining if your child may have a disability in the school environment is guided by the Ohio Department of Education and can take up to four months to complete in order to make certain all the steps outlined by the ODE are followed. This ensures student needs are identified and addressed in a formal plan, referred to as an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Our program runs Tuesday through Friday and, since we are part of Avon Lake City School District, we follow the District calendar. Students are either enrolled in the morning session (9:00-11:30 a.m.) or the afternoon session (12:30-3:00 p.m.). The tuition for the program is $1250 for the entire year plus there is a yearly $60 fee for LEAPS. There is a 10% discount on the tuition if it’s paid in full prior to the start of the school year. There is also a payment plan that can be set up if that is more feasible. Peer Models must be fully toilet trained and need transportation to and from LEAPS.

Our small class sizes and variety of instructional strategies enable our students to realize their unique potentials while exploring their environment and developing in many areas as they prepare for kindergarten.

Please don't hesitate to contact LEAPS if you have any questions or concerns. We are excited to meet all of our new families.