Highland Preschool


Our preschool at Highland is an integrated preschool program. An Integrated preschool program is an inclusive program providing services to children who are three years old to school age for special education and typical students. Please call our Preschool Coordinator, Debra Knechtly (419-768-3040) if you have any questions.

A Five Star Step Up to Quality Program!

The classrooms are taught by a licensed preschool intervention specialist and supported by one or two educational assistants, maintaining a 2:16 ratio. The preschool program is a rich learning environment for students with and without special needs. Currently, we have 2 classrooms which are half day programs. The students attend class Monday through Thursday for 3 hours. Each session, morning and afternoon, can host up to eight students with special needs combined with eight typical students. 

  • Typical students are charged $100 a month to attend preschool.
  • Transportation is provided for special needs students, parents of typical students need to provide transportation for their child to and from school.
  • Important links include Preschool Handbook, Physical Form, Calendar

Enrolling Students

Children must turn 3 before August 1st to be considered for enrollment in  preschool. In order to get your child on the list for preschool please call Debra Knechtly at 419-768-3040 once your child turns three.  Please be aware we are operating on a waitlist for our preschool so there is no guarantee that your child will be able to attend due to the extensive waitlist.

Once your child is on the waitlist they will stay on the list until they attend kindergarten if there is no spot available.  At times, due to family circumstances an opening may become available during the school year and families will be contacted from the waitlist to fill the opening.

What is Step Up to Quality?

SUTQ is a rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards. Star rated programs lay the foundation for children’s learning and development and build skills that are important for success in school and life.

This five star rating means that Highland preschool; has highly trained teachers, develop children’s school readiness skills, are committed to continuous improvement, value relationship with families and communities.

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