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About Preschool

Welcome to Preschool!

Preschool Peer Application

The Hudson City Schools Preschool Program is no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.  If you'd like to be notified about future openings or be included on the waitlist, please complete the interest form HERE.



The Hudson City Schools Preschool Program is an early intervention program for children with disabilities and typically developing children between the ages of 3-5 years.  Children are identified as having special needs through a multi-factored evaluation which consists of a play-based assessment performed by the school team (school psychologist, special education teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, and/or physical therapist).  Children with disabilities in our program have a wide range of needs including communication, hearing, motor (fine and/or gross), vision, cognition, adaptive behavior (self-help skills), and/or social/emotional/behavioral functioning.  Peer models are selected through a screening process that identifies peers who demonstrate typical skills in all areas and strong skills in the areas of social and communication.  The program offers a 'hands-on' teaching approach to promote academic, social, communicative, behavioral, and motoric growth and development.  Our curriculum is based on the Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards.  
We believe the purpose of early childhood education is to enable young children to realize their unique potential.  Through a variety of instructional strategies, children are taught to explore and develop in many areas, including physical, cognitive, social-emotional, self-help, and communication. 
  • Tuition & Fees: Tuition is $1500 per year for peers.  Special needs students do not pay tuition but do pay $17.50 for school fees.  
  • Transportation: provided for special needs students, may be provided for peer models depending on class placement & where you live based on the transportation guidelines (AM= north of 303, PM= south of 303)
  • Hours: AM session: 8:55 - 11:40    and   PM session: 12:55 - 3:40
  • Days:  Preschool is in session Monday through Thursday.  Fridays are reserved for testing, conferences, and teacher training. 

Preschool Program Informational Pamphlet