Every child should have the chance for a preschool experience before they attend kindergarten. In cooperation with the Akron Metro Housing Authority (AMHA) and a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, the district offers preschool classes at Honey Locust and Maplewood Gardens apartments. Morning and afternoon classes are available at each location to children whose parents may not otherwise be able to afford private preschool. Transportation is available for eligible children who live off site.
Classes are open to children ages 3-5 who are income eligible and who are residents of Woodridge Local Schools. Income eligibility is based on federal poverty guidelines and family size. For example, a child from a family of two earning up to $26,954 or a child from a family of four earning $40,792 per year can attend at no cost. Three year olds are eligible to attend on their third birthday regardless of when their birthday falls in the calendar year. There are still a few spaces available for fall classes. To enroll, parents should contact Vonnie George at (330) 928-9074.
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