Department of Education - 5 Star Award WinnerPreschool is a very important stepping stone to your child's future. It is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be. Our preschool staff members teach students how to think, make good choices and learn to act with purpose through play, lessons and activities that will prepare them for kindergarten.

Cincinnati Public Schools provides quality, comprehensive preschool programs and collaborative services to support young children and families for lifelong learning — and we've been doing it for more than 25 years.

Our CPS preschool is rated 5 stars by the Department of Education, the state's highest rating. Register to Enroll at one of our Preschool Hubs.

Lifelong Learning

Preschool is not mandatory, but children who attend preschool gain new skills, make friends and have a variety of enriching experiences. Cincinnati Public Schools' (CPS) Early Childhood Education program recognizes that all children can learn, mainly through playful interactions with materials and people.

Academic Standards

Preschool provides a broad and enriching learning experience appropriate for each child:

  • Written curriculum includes activities and opportunities that support social, emotional, cognitive and physical development and is built upon the knowledge, strength and life experiences that children bring to school.
  • Parents are valued as equal partners in the learning process.
  • The curriculum incorporates the Ohio Early Learning Standards in the daily learning experiences.
  • Parental input in lesson planning is welcome.

Early Learning and Development Standards