About Our Pre-K

About Our Pre-K


2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR 

As of April 28, 2023, all role model openings for PRE-K for the 2023-24 school year have been FILLED. The PRE-K program is at this time ONLY accepting the 2023-24 enrollment of PRE-K students who will receive specialized services as approved by our Director of Student Services.  

Pre-K Start / End Times

  • MORNING Preschool (MON-THURS)
    Start Time — 9:00a.m.
    End Time — 11:45a.m.

  • AFTERNOON Preschool (MON-FRI)
    Start Time — 1:00p.m.
    End Time — 3:15p.m.
Please note that all-day preschool is offered only for students who receive specialized services from the District as approved by our Director of Student Services.

Pre-K School Supply Lists

About Tiny Toppers Pre-K

Chardon Early Learning Center Pre-K, a Step Up to Quality 5-Star Rated Programwas founded on an inclusion philosophy wherein typically developing Tiny Toppers students (also known as "role model" students) are educated together with Tiny Toppers students receiving specialized services. 

School districts are mandated by the state of Ohio to provide services to students ages 3-5 who qualify for special education. Chardon Local Schools provides this service through the inclusion philosophy.

A developmental and play-based approach is used in a safe and structured environment that fosters individualized learning and development of our youngest learners while helping them understand that the same things matter to all people — life, goodness and friendship.

Pre-K special education takes place in a student’s least restrictive setting:

  • Location of services is based on a student’s level of need
  • Some preschool classrooms have a combination of students with & without disabilities
  • Maximum of 16 students per classroom

  • Other Tiny Toppers preschool classrooms have fewer students:
    • Only students with disabilities
    • Maximum of 8 students
Tiny Toppers Pre-K continues to increase in enrollment, educating over 100 students!

Tuition Information                                
General Tuition                 $1,600              
Reduced Lunch Eligible      $1,200              
Free Lunch Eligible             $800

Role model registration requires a $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Tuition assistance is based on eligibility for the free and reduced lunch program. Monthly payment plans are available. Payments may be made by checks made payable to Chardon Local Schools or online, through Infinite Campus. Tuition payments are due by the 5th day of every month.

We want to make this a smooth transition for you and your Tiny Topper!

Online Enrollment Inquiries
Contact Board Secretary Christine Creviston

Registration Documents / Class Placement / Other Pre-K Inquiries
Contact CELC Secretary Lisa Loncar

We look forward to working with you and your student!  
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