Galion preschool registration begins Feb. 1

Staff report

The Galion City School District has announced that preschool registration for the 2016-2017 school year begins Feb. 1. Any interested parents or families can contact the Galion Primary School at 419-468-4010, or visit the school at 478 Portland Way N., to request a registration packet.

The Galion Preschool Program offers morning and afternoon classes Monday through Thursday. The program promotes a “hands-on” learning environment that aligns with the State of Ohio preschool content standards in language arts, math, science and social studies. A highly qualified teaching staff and certified educational aides provide instruction for students.

Qualifying students may also receive occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy during the school day. The parent or guardian of registered students must complete a developmental checklist, called the ASQ-3, to determine if services are needed.

Preschool tuition is based on a sliding scale and can range from no cost for a family to $110 a month. If a student qualifies for services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), the tuition fee will be waived. The sliding tuition fee scale is based on the Free and Reduced Lunch Application, which is included in the registration packet. The sliding tuition fee scale is available to ensure all families have access to a quality preschool program.

Snacks will be served daily, and transportation will be provided for those students that qualify. A $10 registration fee is charged at the time of application for registration, and all students must be at least three years of age by August 1, 2016.

An electronic version of the registration packet is available for parents to download and print in the “Parent Resources” section of the school’s website, However, interested parents are strongly encouraged to obtain a hard copy of the registration from the Elementary School. For more information, call 419-468-4010.

Staff report