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Registration for the 2024/2025 school year will be accepted beginning Monday, April 15, 2024.

Preschool Registration



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.  Teachers, aides, and therapists work with children to achieve goals specified in their Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Typical children are also an important part of 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. 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's degree in Early Childhood, Special Education, or both.  The preschool staff receives professional development designed to enhance each child’s educational experience.  The preschool staff is knowledgeable about current content standards, curriculum, and licensing requirements.

Each class has sixteen children or fewer.  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 seats 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

                                               350 Arlington Avenue

                                                Franklin, Ohio 45005



Program Information:           Morning and Afternoon Sessions

                                            AM Class Times:         9:20-11:40       Tuesday-Friday

                                            PM Class Times:         1:20-3:40         Tuesday-Friday

                                            Two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions

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


Tuition Requirements:                 Monthly Tuition Fee

                                                    Typical Child                                     $ 180.00

                                                    Special Needs Child                            $0 (no fee)

The fee is due by the first of each month.  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 through 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.

Special Needs Preschool Student - If you think you have a child with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 5 and would like them to attend Franklin City Schools Preschool, call 937-743-8665.



Online pre-registration for the 2024/2025 school year will begin Monday, April 8, 2024.  Appointments to complete the registration process will be accepted beginning Monday, April 15.

To begin the online pre-registration application for the 2023/2024 school year click here:

Upon completion of the online registration process you will be required to schedule an appointment to bring the required documentation listed below to the Welcome Center:

  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Custody Papers/Court Ordered Placement (if applicable) (Divorce Decree, date stamped and signed by judge /magistrate). Note:  If you are in the process of acquiring custody, you must have documentation from the court confirming legal proceedings have been initiated. There is a 60-day legal completion process for the student to continue enrollment at Franklin City Schools.
  • Shot/Immunization Records
  • Parent/Guardian Driver’s License
  • Proof of Residency (Rental/Lease Agreement, Settlement Statement, Land/Purchase Contract, Copy of Deed, Electric or Water Bill. The items listed are the only items that will be accepted.

 Students will not be admitted until all of the above requirements have been met.

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

For further information about the Preschool program call 937-743-8602.