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Nancy Stratton, Director of Pupil Personnel

Melissa Giffen, MPS Principal & Preschool Director

Jill Griffis, MPS Administrative Assistant



Preschool registration has closed for the 2023-24 school year. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist please click the link below: 

Link to Preschool Application Waitlist 

We offer 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 which is August 16, 2023.  We do not provide transportation for preschool aged students.


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Monroe Primary Preschool provides opportunities to preschool children with disabilities ages three through five in an environment that includes typically developing peers.  These 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.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Monroe Primary Preschool 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.

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 typical 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 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. 

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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