Little Raiders Preschool

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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]

Registration for the 2022/23 School Year

Preschool will begin on September 8, 2022 and follow the Columbia Local School District calendar for conference days, professional development days, vacations, etc.  It will operate four days a week with morning and afternoon sessions.  However, students can only attend one session.  There is no district transportation for 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 contact Judy Skoczen, Director, by email at [email protected].  Please provide Parent names, child’s name, your child’s date of birth, your address, telephone number, and your email address.  

You will be contacted by email at the end of February and will be sent a link for a virtual orientation meeting.  This meeting will be held on March 2, 2022.  

If there is more interest than there are available spots, a lottery will be held at that time.    A non-refundable down payment of $300.00 is required to reserve your spot upon your selection in the lottery.  

The second payment of $300.00 is due by June 1, 2022, and the final payment of $700.00 is due by September 1, 2022.  Please make checks payable to the Columbia Local Schools.    Payment is made at the Columbia Administration Center at 25796 Royalton Road.  

Once accepted and the $300.00 down payment is made you will need to enroll your child in the Columbia Local School District using OneView on the district website.  The Little Raider’s Registration form, Medical form, your child’s immunization records, birth certificate, and two proofs of residency will need to be brought to the Administration Center.  Please contact Liz Wenzel at (440)236-1236 with any questions regarding enrollment.  

Please contact Judy Skoczen at (440)236-5021 if you have any further questions.  

Judy Skoczen
Preschool Director
Columbia Local Schools

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.  

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 
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 


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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