Preschool Page

Welcome To Northeastern Local Preschool

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Dear Parents, 

The staff of the Northeastern Local School District welcomes the opportunity to work with students and their families and sincerely hope that this year will be a positive and enriching opportunity for all.

Our program provides age appropriate education for children ages three to five years old that are typically developing or have special needs. This education is guided by the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Early Learning and School Readiness and is assessable to parents on the Ohio Department of Education website. Students with special needs also receive appropriate speech, physical, and occupational therapy as determined by the IEP team. 

Northeastern Local School District staff members are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and participate in continuous professional development throughout the year. The Ohio Department of Education also makes two annual visits to each preschool classroom for licensure inspection. Compliance reports are posted in each classroom.


Steve Linson, Director of Pupil Personnel


Dear Parents,
As of January 1, 2014-NELSD will no longer place typical students on the Preschool waiting list until their 3rd birthday. Students may be only be placed on one waitlist for one specific school year. The District will decide, based on the parent's home address, if the child will be in the A.M. or P.M. session.  Students that are currently enrolled in a NELSD Preschool and not transitioning to Kindergarten will automatically be moved to the following year's Official Preschool Roster.  If your child was not selected for this current school year or you turned down an opening for your child, and you wish for your child to be placed on the following school year typical wait list, the parents/guardians will need to contact the teacher/board office and request that their child be placed on that specific list.
Preschool Packet Pick-Up
The Preschool selection process has been completed for the upcoming year.  2017-18 Preschool Packets are available in the office for pick-up Monday, April 3-28th. New students will need to be enrolled and every parent will need to pick up a packet if they will have a child attending the program next year, including returning students. There are some time sensitive forms and activities the parent (s) will need to complete/fill out and return prior to the end of this school year.  If you have any questions, please get back with me.

Preschool Fees

The peer program is funded by tuition of $125 per month for the morning and afternoon class. Tuition is due the 1st of each month (September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, and May). The first payment will be due on September 1st.

Accounts must be current on the first day of each month and must remain current. If you are 30 days late on payment, your child will be withdrawn from the preschool. Deductions will not be made for a child’s absence due to illness. There also will be no deductions for family vacations; we have vacation time already in our school schedule.

No payment will be accepted by the teachers: payments are due to the financial secretary in each building. Leslie Wilt, South Vienna Elementary School and Jan Hill, Rolling Hills Elementary School. Checks can be made out to South Vienna School or Rolling Hills School (Depending on where your child attends). Please put your child’s name on all checks.

Preschool Philosophy & Program Overview

Preschool Philosophy
It is the philosophy of the Northeastern Local School District Preschool Programs to provide children a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where children are encouraged to learn and be successful in a safe and nurturing environment. The learning experiences serve as a bridge between home and the school setting to channel their natural enthusiasm and curiosity to set the stage for future learning.

We believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn. Our preschool programs provide an inclusive setting that recognizes children’s varied abilities, interests, needs and learning styles.

We recognize that parents are the child’s first teachers. Children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program. The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of family and community.

We believe children learn best through meaningful play. Our play-based, child centered program reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which allows individual growth and development of a positive self-image.

The Northeastern Local School Preschool Program strives to promote academic achievement by offering services to our early learners, while focusing on their diverse and individual needs.  We strive to collaborate with parents and students to create a high quality program, in which each child is a valued member of our learning community.
There are two preschool classrooms within the district.  Each classroom has one classroom teacher and one paraprofessional.  Morning and afternoon sessions are offered. 
4 days per week classes
Monday - Thursday
RHES Morning Session 7:45-10:30
RHES Afternoon Session 11:25-2:10
SVES Morning Session 7:55-10:30
SVES Afternoon Session 11:25-2:00
Each class is composed of up to 16 students 

Parent Survey


Preschool Sites

South Vienna Preschool, Located at the Northeastern High Annex
1480 Bowman Road
Springfield, Ohio 45502
Principal, Mrs. Denise Jones
Rolling Hills Preschool, Located at Rolling Hills Elementary
2613 Moorefield Road
Springfield, Ohio 45502
Principal, Mr. Scott Blackburn

Staff Information

Staff SVES: Mrs. Jane McKeever
Email: [email protected]
Preschool Aide: Mrs. Terri Foss
Staff RHES: Mrs. Stephanie Sturgeon
Email: [email protected]
Preschool Aides: Mrs. Tara Slagle, Mrs. Kristin Crankshaw 
Nancy Fuller, SLP
Lindsay Brumfield, SLP
Rita Fincham, Occupational Therapist
Lori Phillips, Physical Therapist
Lou Linkhart, COTA
Julia Cook, COTA