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Did you know that the MOST brain development occurs before a child turns 5?

That means that the years before starting kindergarten matter the most. 
Is your child registered for preschool?
We are an NAEYC accredited part-time preschool with a 5-star rating from Step Up To Quality. Children benefit from our Reggio-inspired teaching approach, outdoor classroom, and weekly specials like gymnastics, yoga, and Kindermusik. 
 Learn more by visiting our website or registering for a summer information visit with your child!

 

Summer Visit Information Tours

Thursday, June 29th 9:30am
Saturday, July 8th, 10:00am
Tuesday, July 18th, 9:00am
Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00am

To register for a summer tour date sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4CAEA92AA7FE3-summer

Enrollment Steps...

  1. Call or email (registration@parmapreschool.org) to schedule a tour and visit the classrooms.
  2. Pick up a registration packet in person or by downloading the forms to the right.
  3. Turn in your child's application (click here) and pay the $75 non-refundable registration fee by cash or check payable to Parma Preschool to secure your child's spot in a class.
  4. Enjoy summer!
  5. Watch your email for correspondence from us (mail@parmapreschool.org) as well as an invitation to a parent orientation night to be held in August.

 

 

 

How Children Learn

Just as children begin to talk, crawl and walk at different times they develop at their own pace academically.  
 
We believe that before learning can happen a child needs to be safe, healthy and happy.  This is why we serve only healthy snacks, hold gymnastics and yoga classes, spend time outdoors daily and have a licensed Kindermusik instructor on staff.

Welcome to Parma Preschool!

A Reggio- Inspired Part -Time Preschool

Imagine a School Where...

  • Children create the curriculum.
  • Teachers do not give answers, but help children find them.
  • Nature is valued.
  • Children are respected and seen as capable of learning on their own.
  • Families are valued.
  • Children learn through their learning style.
  • Teachers document children’s learning through play.

What is Reggio?

Our philosophy is rooted in the many ideas and components of the Reggio Emilia Approach. 

 

"Founded by the visionary teacher and humanitarian, Loris Malaguzzi, the Reggio Emilia approach refers to the philosophy of early childhood education that originated in Reggio Emilia, Italy following the destruction of World War II. This unique approach to education begins with a particular and strong image of children, of adults, of education, and of life, and flows from a set of guiding principles. Reggio Emilia, is a town still thriving today, more than 50 years since the first gestures of rebuilding and advancing were made."

OUR GUIDING PRICIPLES ARE:

 

  • WE HOLD A STRONG AND OPTIMISTIC IMAGE OF THE CHILD WHO IS BORN WITH MANY RESOURCES AND EXTRAORDINARY POTENTIALS

 

  • THE 100 LANGUAGES ARE A METAPHOR FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY POTENTIALS OF CHILDREN

 

  • PARTICIPATION VALUES AND FOSTERS DIALOGUE AND THE SENSE OF BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY.

 

  • THE FLOW OF QUALITY INFORMATION VIA DOCUMENTATION INTRODUCES PARENTS TO A QUALITY OF KNOWING THAT TANGIBLY CHANGES EXPECTATIONS

 

  • RESEARCH REPRESENTS ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL DIMENSIONS OF LIFE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS, A KNOWLEDGE-BUILDING TENSION THAT MUST BE RECOGNIZED AND VALUED

Borrowed from NAREA- The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.

 


 

 

 

  

Awards and Licensing

Our preschool has been involved in the Step Up To Quality program since it first began!  Since inception, our program has maintained the highest quality standards.  Currently, we have 5 STARS!

Read more about Step Up To Quality here.

 We are licensed through the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

We currently have contracts with Universal Pre-Kindergarten of Cuyahoga County and The Ohio Department of Education.  These offer families discounted preschool.  

 We are proud to be accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children.  We have maintained our accreditation since 2010.