The Independence Preschool Program

The Independence Preschool Program
The program is conducted in conjunction with the Independence School District and the Ohio Department of Education. Classes are taught by licensed teachers who follow a research-based curriculum aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards. We strive to provide an environment that positively encourages the physical, social, emotional, adaptive, aesthetic, intellectual & language development of each unique child in a safe and nurturing setting. Together we provide an early intervention & educational foundation for all children, including children with disabilities. 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.
Preschool Website: CLICK HERE 
Teachers: Lauren Salcer, Karen Soltis
Teacher Aides: Lauri Krupa, Lorrie Ramm, & Kelly Duffy
Hours:   Monday - Thursday
               8:30 - 11:15 a.m. (morning session)
               12:15 - 3:00 p.m. (afternoon session)
Ages: 3, 4,  and 5 year olds
Location: Independence Primary School

IPS Integrated Preschool Program Info. & Application

The Integrated Preschool Program at Independence Primary School currently has openings for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for typically developing peers ages three to five. The preschool program has a morning session and an afternoon session. The classes are taught by a licensed special education teacher. Our maximum class size is 16 children, with a teacher and classroom aide in the room for a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 or less. Placement in the class is dependent on age and developmental ability. Tuition is $1600 for peers. Applications can be found on the Preschool webpage or the Independence School District website. A screening for all incoming peers will take place on February 21, 2020. Participants will be notified of their assigned time once their application has been received. For more information, please contact Lauren Salcer at (216) 642-5870 x 1438 or

Applications must be completed and returned with a recent photo to Independence Primary School no later than January 31, 2020.

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