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, Tessa Casper, & Kate Barbee
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 2021-2022 school year. Information about our program and application can be found below. The application deadline is Friday, January 29th, 2021. Screening for all incoming peers will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2021. For more information, please contact Lauren Salcer at 216-642-5870, ext. 1438 or [email protected].

Preschool Peer Applicants must:

  • be residents of Independence

  • be three (3) by May 1st, 2021 (NEW)

  • less than six (6) by August 1, 2021

  • be fully toilet trained

  • demonstrate strong communication and language skills

Preschool Peer Information

Preschool Peer Application ONLINE (Now Available)

If you are unable to complete the application online, please stop by the 

Primary School to pick one up.

 The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021.


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