Berea City School District Preschool

  • Our Motto

    The Berea City School District is a community of excellence, integrity, and purpose. 

    Our Vision

    The Berea City School District is a diverse community dedicated to
    inspiring lives of character, learning, leadership, and service.

2019-20 Preschool Registration Information

  • Online registration for the 2019-20 school year opens on February 20, 2019.

    Berea City Schools has been awarded two different early childhood education grants to support our 5 Star Preschool Program as well as offer eligible families financial scholarships to access quality early education for their children. To fulfill the grant requirements, the following age requirement must be met:

    • Children 3 years old by August 1, 2019 enroll in a 3-year-old program
    • Children 4 years old by August 1, 2019 enroll in a 4-year-old program
    • Children 5 years old by August 1, 2019 are not eligible to enroll in the 4-day scholarship program at Big Creek, Brookview or Grindstone.
    • Additionally, families who have outstanding preschool tuition balances with Berea City Schools will not be permitted to register for preschool until the balance is paid in full.


    There are 3 STEPS to complete the registration process. Please review the directions below to prepare to register your child to attend Berea City Schools Preschool for the 2019-20 school year once registration opens on February 20.

    STEP 1: 

    • Photo ID (driver's license, passport, social worker's ID)
    • Child's Birth Certificate (original or certified copy), passport or baptismal record. If not in English, must provide a translated copy.
    • Original legal guardianship and/or custody papers (if applicable)

    *Each item will need to be uploaded into the online registration.

    • Household information -- address and phone numbers
    • Parent information -- work and cell phone numbers, email addresses
    • Student information -- demographic and health/medication information
    • Emergency Contacts (2 nonparental) - addresses and phone numbers.

    The online registration must be in “Approved” status in order move to Step 2. 
    Appointments and classroom requests are filled on a first come first serve basis.

    STEP 2:

    Upon Approval of the online registration, you will receive an email to schedule a Face to Face Appointment on March 12 (for existing families), March 13 (BCSD residents), or March 15 (non-BCSD residents). Please be sure to bring the following:

    • Photo ID (driver's license, passport, social worker's ID)
    • $50.00 non-refundable registration fee (per child)

    • If applying for scholarship:
      • Proof of income; W2, W4, page 1 of 1040, end of year pay stub, social security proof, child support pay plan, etc.

    STEP 3:

    Finalize additional forms and first payment due on August 1, 2019

    If you have any questions, please call 216-898-8300.


    • Backed by the resources of the Berea City School District
    • Governed by our current Board of Education members
    • Licensed by the State of Ohio
    • Well-equipped, safe, secure facilities
    • Small teacher:child ratios
    • Certified,caring teachers
    • Play-based activities designed to develop reading, math, and science foundation skills
    • Language/literacy-based curriculum
    • Easy transition to kindergarten
    • Curriculum aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies


    Our Early Childhood Education program is developed to meet the growing emotional, academic, and social needs of children in a developmentally appropriate environment. Our classrooms provide children with a learning environment that nurtures and supports their discovery and learning process. Children are provided the opportunity to explore, investigate, and discover at their own pace. We recognize that each child is an individual, growing, and learning in his or her own way and time.
    Our Early Childhood Education program provides a core curriculum which includes: language arts, math, science, geography, health, art, and movement education. Classrooms offer literacy-rich environments, providing the foundations that are essential for reading and writing. We work in cooperation with our kindergarten and elementary teachers to deliver a curriculum based on foundations in learning.