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Nancy Stratton, Director of Pupil Personnel
(513) 539-2536

Melissa Giffen, MPS Principal & Preschool Director
(513) 360-0700

Jill Griffis, MPS Administrative Assistant
(513) 360-0700


All preschool spots have been filled for the 2024-25 school year, but if you would like to be added to the waitlist, please click the link below.

 The preschool waitlist application may be found at the following link:

Monroe Local Schools has limited spots in its preschool program for preschoolers who are typically developing. Please see the information below if you have concerns about your child's development. Monroe offers two AM and two PM classes Monday through Thursday. Your child must be potty trained and three years old on or before the first day of school (August 14, 2024). Monroe does not provide transportation for typically developing preschool aged students.

Monroe Area Preschool Guide

Butler County Early Learning Centers

Ohio Department of Children & Youth Early Care & Education Search

Monroe's preschool program provides opportunities to preschool children with disabilities ages three through five in an environment that includes typically developing peers. Families with typically developing peers can enroll in the program through the link above. Preschool children with disabilities services are provided through an individualized education plan (IEP) in an inclusionary model classroom. Children have the opportunity to receive occupational and physical therapy, as well as speech and language services. Each class offers an inclusive environment of mixed age (3 to 5 years) children.

Monroe Primary Preschool Flyer

Mission Statement

The mission of Monroe's preschool program is to provide a quality, comprehensive and collaborative educational program that supports young children with developmental delays and their families.

Monroe Primary Preschool Philosophy

Monroe Primary Preschool provides a nurturing environment which stimulates the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children.  It promotes, a safe, caring, stimulating environment, where learning flourishes as children have time and opportunity to explore and investigate their world creatively.

We recognize that children are unique individuals who enter the world ready to learn.  Our program values differences in children, building upon community diversity to foster their growth in learning through their knowledge, experiences and interests.

We honor the development of the whole child.  Our program recognizes the social nature of learning, the importance of interactions, cooperation and collaboration.  Teachers and families consult and collaborate to create a climate of respect, success and joy necessary for life-long learning.

We recognizes the essential role that language plays in mediating thought, communication and growth.  A language rich environment encourages creative exploration with a balance of child initiated, teacher facilitated and age appropriate activities to develop language communication skills.


Where is Monroe Primary Preschool held?

The program operates at the Monroe Primary School building, 225 Macready Avenue, Monroe, OH 45050.

What time and days do the students attend?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

AM   8:45 am – 11:30 pm

PM   1:10 pm – 3:55 pm

What is the fee for the program?

Students on an IEP are exempt from tuition fees.  For typically developing students, tuition is $250.00 per month.  Families who qualify for free and/or reduced lunch also qualify for free and/or reduced tuition.

How do I enroll my student in the program?

Enrollment for typically developing preschoolers takes place in the spring for the following school year.  Parents are asked to upload enrollment information and complete the online enrollment process.  Students are admitted into the program on a first come, first serve basis. 

If you have concerns about your preschooler's development, enrollment takes place on a rolling basis based on the preschooler qualifying as a student with a disability. See below information about the process if you have concerns.

What can I do if I suspect my preschooler has a disability?

Please click the link below to download our Preschool Request for Assistance packet.  Complete this packet and return it to:

Monroe Primary School
Attn: Jill Griffis
225 Macready Avenue
Monroe, OH 45050

Request for Assistance (PDF)

Who can I contact with other questions about the program?

Nancy Stratton at

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