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Columbus, OH 43215
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Columbus City Schools’ Early Childhood Education Program is a developmentally appropriate program that provides comprehensive services to preschool age children and their families in the following areas:
  • Education
  • Health Services
  • Social Services
  • Family and community partnerships

Important Dates
September 4, 2018-Pre-K Parent Orientation Day 
(Parents will receive specific information regarding their buildingsā€ orientation schedule from their classroom teacher.) 

All Pre-K Classes Begin September 5, 2018.

Registration/Enrollment Info
All registration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) will take place at our Central Enrollment Center, by appointment only. Parents and legal guardians can complete the SpeedyPass Online registration form today. Appointments will begin Monday, April 4, 2018. 

Once parents have successfully completed the on-line registration, they can begin scheduling appointments. They will be given an option to select the first-available appointment or choose another time.

Placement for general education classrooms in the ECE program at all buildings, with the exception of 100% lottery schools*, are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. However, parents may select to be placed on a wait list for one school if the school they wish to attend is at capacity. Parents may also submit a lottery application for up to three 100% lottery schools. Parents should also note, ECE students who are enrolled in schools other than the school of address are not guaranteed placement in the kindergarten program the following year. Parents whose children attend a school other than the school of address for ECE must go through the lottery process for a kindergarten placement.

If a student was enrolled into a 100% lottery school ECE classroom, they will be assigned to continue for kindergarten. If parents would like their child to attend their home school by address for kindergarten, they would need to complete the Return to Home School form in the winter of 2019. 

Because the demand for ECE is so great, students who live outside the Columbus City School District will not be considered for enrollment.

* 100% lottery schools for ECE include: Africentric Early College, Duxberry Park, ECE at Johnstown Road, Ecole Kenwood, Oakland Park and Spanish Immersion.

For a full list of the documents you will need for enrollment, please visit our enrollment process page.

For more information or begin the enrollment process, please click here or contact our ECE Enrollment Specialist, Carole Moyer, at 614-365-4011-ext. 2341.
Early Childhood Education
 Linmoor Education Cen­­­ter
2001 Hamilton Ave. Col 43211 
Special Needs Preschool
 ECE Division Director 
Ann F. Lockett
ECE Supervisor
Rochelle  L.  Wilkerson
ECE Principal/Supervisor at Linden Park Neighborhood Early Childhood Education Center
Candace Nespeca
Register Online Today!
To fill out the online registration forms,
simply click on the Speedy Pass icon.

Download the recent list of Pre K locations above!
Countdown to Kindergarten
To provide parents and incoming Kindergarten students an understanding of what to expect this fall. Visitors can board a school bus, go through a lunch line, and receive a fun activity ring with 100 things to do before school begins. Various resources will also be provided to ease the transition to Kindergarten including enrollment and immunization support.
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