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Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is complete. Residents are welcomed to place their child on our waitlist, though enrollment is not guaranteed.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year begins Friday, January 31 at 8 am for residents and Friday, February 14 at 8 am for nonresidents. Please see the panel on the right for details. 

The Orange Early Childhood Center offers comprehensive programming including a preschool program, enrichment classes and family activities for children from ages two through five. The preschool program offers half, full and extended day options. In addition, we offer enrichment classes for toddlers, preschoolers and parents that are open to both children enrolled in the preschool program and children in the community. 

Our enrichment classes offer a variety of developmentally appropriate educational activities designed for young children. Each season, there are a variety of exceptional classes such as soccer, t-ball, basketball, dance, baking and much more. 

Orange Early Childhood is a division of Orange Community Education and Recreation and operates under the auspices of the Orange Board of Education. Our preschool is located in Pepper Pike Learning Center on the Orange Schools campus. 

Orange Early Childhood Preschool  

Orange Community Education & Recreation’s Early Childhood Preschool is a public preschool licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. This preschool program has been in continuous operation for more than 40 years and offers a quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum that aligns with the Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards.

The Orange Early Childhood Preschool offers half-day, full-day and extended day preschool classes for children ages two through five. All lead teachers hold a Pre-K or Kindergarten teaching license issued by the Ohio Department of Education and have extensive classroom experience. Teachers utilize standards-based activities to help children develop vital skills in the areas of social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.

For more information about Orange Early Childhood Preschool, please call Lisa Miller, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 12 pm, at (216) 831-8601. 


Early Childhood Coordinator 
(216) 831.8601 x 5624 
Fax (216) 831.3750
[email protected] 

Early Childhood Assistant
Lisa Miller
(216) 831-8601 x 5416
[email protected] 

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is complete. Residents may place their child on a waitlist, though enrollment is not guaranteed. 

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year begins Monday, January 31 at 8 am for district resident families not currently enrolled and Friday, February 14 at 8 am for non-district families. Enrollment is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We utilize a wait list and do accept from that list when possible.
All registration is done online through our easy-to-use, safe and secure Eleyo software.  Please view this document and follow the directions to begin registration.  Registration takes about 15 - 20 minutes and will need to be completed at one time.
There is a $100 non-refundable registration fee, paid when your child is officially enrolled.  
After completing registration online and BEFORE your child can be accepted into the program, parents must mail, email or drop-off: 
  • Current month's proof of residency 
  • Copy of your child's birth certificate
Prior to the beginning of the school year, parents must also provide the following forms:
 If you have any questions, please contact Early Childhood Assistant Lisa Miller at (216) 831-8601.
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