Little Raiders Preschool

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Registration for the 2023/24 School Year

Click this LINK to complete the 2023/24 Peer Model Preschool Application.

Tuition for the 2023/24 school year is $1,500 which includes a $100 snack fee.  A non-refundable $300 deposit is due upon formal registration.

Sincerely,
Judy Skoczen
Preschool Director
Columbia Local Schools
440/236-5021
 

Monthly Calendar

Download a copy HERE. 

Little Raider Language Library

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Columbia Local Schools is excited to announce a new program for our families to promote language development in our community, The Little Raider Language Library.  We recognize the challenges families face during the pandemic and would like to extend an opportunity for language enrichment.

Due to closures and limited social experiences, many of our littlest Raiders have not had the same exposure to language rich activities.  With your help, we want to support our young learners and build their confidence.  

The Little Raider Language Library is a quarterly program focusing on promoting language acquisition.  Key concepts will include: Vocabulary, Basic Concepts, Language Expression and Comprehension.  Likewise, aspects of social and emotional development, diversity, and family engagement activities may be included.   Each kit will include a toy, game, or book, extension activity, and language resources. 

We would like to provide parents and families with tools to encourage learning and promote school readiness.  Our program is for Columbia children ages 3-6, however younger and older students may participate with their siblings.

The Little Raider Language Library program is limited to 50 families.  To register, please complete the Google form below. Families will be contacted via email of their participation and instructions for the first package pick up.   We are excited to build language together! For more information please contact Megan Perkins, Columbia Speech-Language Pathologist, at [email protected]

Step Up to Quality 5 Star Rating

The Little Raiders Preschool is proud to announce that we have received a Five Star Step Up to Quality Rating.  Step Up to Quality is a rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards.  Programs with star ratings have highly trained teachers, develop children’s school readiness skills, and are committed to continuous improvement.  For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children.  

We would like to thank the Board of Education, administration, staff, students, parents and the community for their support of our Little Raiders Preschool program.  
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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 
            - 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 
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PM Daily Schedule
Afternoon Preschoolers will follow this schedule most days. 
 
11:45   Meet and Greet
            - Meet students
            - 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 

About


 
Little Raider Preschool 
13644 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5021
 
Judy Skoczen, Preschool Director
 
 School Hours
Tuesday thru Friday 
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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