Little Raiders Preschool

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Registration for the 2020/21 School Year

Columbia Local Schools would like to welcome you to the Little Raiders Preschool program!

This program individualizes learning, is appropriate for children of varying backgrounds and is tailored to the current developmental level of each child.  All students in the program participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate preschool activities.  The curriculum in aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Content Standards.  

Our program is open to both special needs and typical peer model children, ages 3, 4, and 5.  A typical peer model is a child without a disability who displays typical development and behavior in the classroom setting.  Each morning and afternoon session will consist of a total of 12-16 students.  Placement will be based on the screening process.  Resident students are given priority followed by out-of-district children.  Students must be able to use the restroom independently.  

Preschool will begin on September 15, 2020, and follow the Columbia Local School District calendar for conference days, professional development days, vacations, etc.  It will operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  There will be a morning and afternoon session, however, students can only attend one session.  There is no district transportation for typical peer models.  

Tuition is $1,300.00 for the school year which includes an annual $100.00 snack fee.  If interested, Parents/Guardians will need to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Media Center at Copopa Elementary School.  Peer model students wishing to attend our preschool will be selected by lottery on this night.  If chosen in the lottery a non-refundable down payment of $300.00 is required to reserve your spot.  The second payment of $300.00 is due April 27, 2020, and the final payment of $700.00 is due by September 1, 2020.  Please make checks payable to the Columbia Local Schools.  

Once accepted and a $300.00 down payment is made, you will need to enroll your child in the Columbia Schools using the OneView portal which can be found on the district web site.  You will need to bring your child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and two proofs of residency to the Administration Center once enrolled.  Please contact Liz Wenzel at (440)236-1236 or [email protected] with any questions regarding enrollment.  

Please contact Judy Skoczen at (440)236-5021or [email protected] if you have any further questions.  
Judy Skoczen
Preschool Director
Columbia Local Schools

Daily Schedule

Subject to change as special events occur.

AM Daily Schedule
Morning Preschoolers will follow this schedule most days: 
7:45     Meet and Greet
            - Meet students 
            - Take temperature
            - Wash Hands 
            - Unpack
7:50      Opening Circle Time
            - Opening song
            - Daily jobs
            - Calendar, Weather, Music
8:20      Snack
            - Wash hands, practice social skills
8:35      Large Group Instruction
8:55      Group Motor
             - Outdoor or indoor activity
9:15      Small Group Instruction
10:10    Learning Centers
             - Includes:  art, block, music, reading, pretend play, sensory, 
              puzzles, math and writing
10:30   Pack-up/Dismissal (at rear of building)
            - Wash hands 
PM Daily Schedule
Afternoon Preschoolers will follow this schedule most days. 
11:45   Meet and Greet
            - Meet students
            - Take temperature 
            - Wash Hands 
            - Unpack 
11:50   Opening Circle Time
            - Opening song
            - Daily jobs
            - Calendar, Weather, Music
12:20   Snack
            - Wash hands, practice social skills
12:35   Large Group Instruction
12:55   Gross Motor
            -  Outdoor or indoor activity
1:15     Small Group Instruction
2:10     Learning Centers
            - Includes:  art, block, music, reading, pretend play, sensory,
              puzzles, math and writing
2:30     Pack-up/Dismissal (at rear of building)
            - Wash hands 


Little Raider Preschool 
13644 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5021
Judy Skoczen, Preschool Director
 School Hours
Monday thru Thursday 
Morning Session:  7:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Afternoon Session:  11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Director's Message

Welcome to the Little Raiders Preschool. We are very excited to have our little Raiders here in the Columbia Local School District.   Our staff are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and are dedicated to providing an experience that best meet all student needs and abilities. All children are educated in an inclusive setting in partnership with families and the community.   

The program is designed for children four to five years of age and is aligned with Ohio’s Early Learning Content Standards.    Typically developing children (peer models)   are an integral part of the program as they demonstrate age appropriate play, communication and self-help skills while learning. 

For more information, contact Judy Skoczen at (440)236-5021.

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