The philosophy of the Wildcat Preschool Program is to provide an opportunity, through active and quiet play for children to grow through a variety of experiences. It is our belief that every child can learn and that the preschool experience should be positive, enjoyable, and rewarding for children and their families. Activities provided in our preschool are multicultural, play-based, and child-initiated. As nurturing occurs in the preschool environment, the child develops communication skills and learns to interact with others in his/her world. We recognize that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and strive to form a partnership with parents in order to enrich the learning experience.
Our teachers are Ohio Department of Education certified with four-year Early Childhood Education degrees. Our program has been rated as a 5 Star “Step Up to Quality” program. This is the highest rating a preschool can receive.
Our program follows the guidelines of the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Development Standards which are based upon teaching practices for young children. The preschool curriculum is aligned to these standards and promotes developmentally appropriate activities, learning environments, and approaches that meet the individual needs of young children.
About our Program
The Wildcat Preschool program serves children who live in the Canton Local District. All three and four-year-old children with and without developmental delays are eligible, with enrollment priority given to four-year-old children and those with identified disabilities. Tuition is based on income eligibility and is often at no cost to parents.
Wildcat Preschool is rated 5-Stars by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This is the highest rating a preschool can receive.
The preschool program includes free breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from Walker Elementary School.
Class sizes are limited. Call 330-484-8022 for more information on qualification and registration.