Applications for the 2019/2020 school year will be accepted beginning Monday, April 8, 2019.

Preschool Information



Franklin City Schools offers services to both special needs and typical children with curriculum and settings tailored to the science of early childhood education.

The Franklin City School preschool provides both center-based and itinerant (visiting) teaching for children ages 3-5 who are identified as children who would benefit from specific interventions to address delays or needs.  Teacher, aides and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Typical children are also an important part of the preschool classrooms, serving as peer models and sharing in activities based on Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.

Special needs children enter the program through evaluations by the district’s special education department.  Typical children are accepted, as space permits, through enrollment application and the payment of a deposit.  Children are accepted throughout the school year as space is available.

All of our teaching staff are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and have at minimum a bachelor degree in Early Childhood, or Special Education, or both.  The preschool staff receives professional development designed to enhance each child’s educational experience.  The preschool staff is knowledgeable with current content standards, curriculum and licensing requirements.

Each class has sixteen children or less.  Every teacher is supported by at least one aide.  These classrooms are inspected and licensed according to standards set by the Ohio Department of Education.

We strive to provide:

  • A joyful environment for kids
  • Quality Staff
  • Staff that are continuously educated
  • Respect of Differences
  • Varied Learning Opportunities
  • Support for all stakeholders
  • Facilitated Transitions
  • Accommodations for all abilities
  • Nurturing for kids, families and communities
  • Promotion of learning through play

Preschool applications are filled on a first-come, first served basis, according to space.  Returning students will have preference over new students, but will have applications approved in the same manner as other students.  Once classes are filled a waiting list will be maintained for open seats during the school year.

Location:                                Early Childhood Center

                                                150 E. Sixth Street

                                                Franklin, Ohio 45005



Program Information:           Morning and Afternoon Sessions

                                                AM Class Times:         9:05-11:35       Tuesday-Friday

                                                PM Class Times:         1:05-3:35         Tuesday-Friday

                                                Two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions

Sixteen children per classroom, eight with special needs, eight with typical development.


Tuition Requirements:                  Registration/Materials Fee

                                                       Due within 10 days of acceptance notification

                                                       Typical Child $70.00                        Special Needs $ 45.00

                                                        Monthly Tuition Fee

                                                        Typical Child                                     $ 180.00

                                                         Special Needs Child                         $0 (no fee)

The fee is due by the first of each month.  If payment is not received by the 10th of the month a $25.00 fee will be assessed.  Non-payment will terminate your child’s inclusion in the preschool program.  Monthly tuition checks may be paid in the Early Childhood Center office or online thru EZ-Pay.  The online system can be accessed on the Franklin City Schools website.  Preschool payments are still due in the event of family vacations, weather delays or cancellations.

Registration:  Registration packets will be accepted beginning Monday, April 9 from 8:00-3:30 in the Welcome Center located at 150 E. Sixth Street.  Registration packets are also available online on the district website.  Completed registrations must be hand delivered.

Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s acceptance or rejection.  Parent must confirm acceptance in writing and pay the registration/materials fee.  Failure to pay the registration/materials fee within 10 days of notification forfeits your spot. 

Registration Packets Enrollment packets need to be returned by the end of the first week in May.

Preschool Screenings: Preschool screenings will be scheduled in August.

Transportation:Transportation is available for some students with special needs. Transportation is not available for typically developing students.

 For further information contact: Franklin City Schools Central Registration office at 937-743-8602.