North Royalton City Schools “Lil’ Bears Preschool”, which is located at North Royalton Elementary, is primarily a center based classroom environment that is designed to help serve students roughly ages three and four. As a public school program, our structure is designed to meet the needs of students in the community with identified disabilities, while providing a great learning environment for all of our students. Our Center Based classrooms have no more than 16 children per room. Eight of those students in each room are "typically developing peers" that we select through a screening process to help find strong models for our classrooms. Typical developing peer positions are tuition based. The other eight slots are held for students that follow an Individualized Education Plan. We have class four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. Our younger children are here from 9:15 to 11:45, while our older students come in the afternoon from 12:45 - 3:15.
We begin our peer screening process in January. Students come in on two occasions to visit the classrooms and provide you with an opportunity to see our program. We notify our peers by mid March, and begin to compile our waiting list at that time. If you would like to get on our waiting list for our current year, or our peer screening list for next year, please contact us at North Royalton Elementary 440-582-9060.
If you have concerns about your child's development, are interested in our program, or would like more information, please contact us at North Royalton Elementary 440-582-9060.