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WOLF PUP PRESCHOOL

West Clermont Wolf Pup Preschool student

West Clermont Wolf Pup PreschoolWest Clermont Wolf Pup Preschool Program Overview

The West Clermont School District integrated preschool program is a high-quality pre-kindergarten program that provides an engaging and developmentally appropriate environment and learning experiences for students to prepare them for kindergarten. Each class has the capacity to include eight students who are developing typically and eight students identified with special needs. In each class, an Early Childhood Intervention Specialist engages students in curricular experiences that are aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards along with the support of a paraprofessional. Additional services are provided for students as intervention needs are identified.

Enrollment Process

The following application process is designed for students with typical development. Parents and guardians of students with identified special needs documented in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or of students for whom a disability is suspected should contact the WCSD Special Education Department at (513) 943-5029 for additional enrollment information.

WCSD will use an online lottery process for enrolling typically developing students in preschool for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Parents/guardians must complete an online form between Jan. 17 and Jan. 31, 2022, to enter the lottery.
  • The lottery drawing will occur on Feb. 1, 2022. 
  • All applicants will be notified via email by the end of the work day on Feb. 7 regarding their status.
  • Once parents/guardians are notified that their student is offered a seat in the preschool program, they can begin the registration process. Details about how to complete registration will be provided in the email.
  • Families will have 14 days to complete the registration process after the email notification. Those that do not complete the registration process (including a paid deposit) within 14 days (by Feb. 21) will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Returning students will be able to renew their enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year without participating in the lottery.
  • Students who are not drawn in the lottery and all entries received after February 1st will be placed on the 2022-23 Preschool Waitlist.

Student Requirements for Enrollment

  • Students must be 3 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Students who are 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2022, are not eligible for the WCSD preschool program.
  • Families must reside in the West Clermont School District.
  • Students must be fully toilet trained.

Classroom Locations and Anticipated Session Times

Four preschool classrooms are located at Holly Hill Elementary and five classrooms are located at Willowville Elementary. There will be morning and afternoon sessions in each of the nine classrooms.

WCSD’s preschool program is in session Monday through Thursday at the Holly Hill Elementary location, and Tuesday through Friday at the Willowville Elementary location each school week per the WCSD calendar. Students attend either the morning or the afternoon half-day session. The morning and afternoon session times are determined based on the start and end times of each elementary building. Currently, school start times indicate that morning and afternoon session times will be as follows:

Morning Session: 9:20 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Afternoon Session: 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m
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Attendance Boundaries

  • For Holly Hill Elementary Classrooms:

    • Students living in the attendance boundaries for Amelia Elementary, Holly Hill Elementary, Merwin Elementary and those who live south of State Route 125 in the Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary attendance area will attend preschool at Holly Hill Elementary.

  • For Willowville Elementary Classrooms:

    • Students living in the attendance boundaries for Clough Pike Elementary, Summerside Elementary, Willowville Elementary and those who live north of State Route 125 in the Withamsville-Tobasco Elementary attendance area will attend preschool at Willowville Elementary.

Each preschool classroom will include a blend of students from throughout the north or south boundary areas. Current and new students will be placed as described above until seats are full in one location and then seats in the other location will be offered to interested families.

Tuition & School Fee

The tuition for students who are typically developing is $1,575 for the school year, which can be paid in monthly payments of $175, September through May. A $100 non-refundable tuition deposit will be due at the time of enrollment and this deposit will be applied toward the first month of tuition. Tuition is waived for students with identified special needs who are being served via an IEP. 

Payment is due on the first of each month and is considered late on the 11th of each month. If the tuition payment is not made by the end of the month in which it is due, the student will not be permitted to return to school until the tuition payment is made. If tuition is not paid for two consecutive months, the student will be withdrawn from the program. No deductions are made for vacations, snow days, illnesses, etc. Please note that if tuition payments are not received, the amount owed will be carried over to the student’s school age record until paid.

An annual school fee of $50 is due for all preschool students, those who are typically developing and those with identified special needs.

Transportation

  • Parents/guardians of students who are developing typically are responsible for providing transportation.
  • Transportation is provided for students with disabilities.

Questions?

Please direct questions regarding the enrollment process to Kristal Abel at (513) 943-5042 or enrollment@westcler.org.

Licensed Preschools with Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) Star Ratings

Program Name

Address

City

Zip

SUTQ Rating

Willowville Elementary School

4529 Schoolhouse Road

Batavia

45103

In progress

Holly Hill Elementary School

3520 State Route 132

Amelia

45102

In progress

Child Focus Learning Program

3520 State Route 132

Amelia

45102

*****

Child Focus Learning Center I

4629 Aicholtz Road

Cincinnati

45244

***

Child Focus Learning Center II

4633 Aicholtz Road

Cincinnati

45244

*****

step up to quality

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