Barnesville Schools will be holding Preschool Registration for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday,  March 27th, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Elementary School (Central Office).  Children must be three years of age prior to August  1, 2014 or four years old prior to August 1, 2014 to register.  Parents are asked to enter the building through the Broadway Street entrance by the Superintendant’s Office.  Your child’s attendance is welcome but not required.
Parents are reminded to bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record and proof of income (income tax papers, four current pays tubs, etc.) when registering.  Please note:  social security card is to be shown, but will not be used for student identification.  Also, parents must provide proof of residency such as a copy of a rent receipt, mortgage coupon, property tax statement, or utility bill.  Also, parents must bring in a photo I.D. such as a driver’s license photo.  Custodial parents are required to provide a certified copy of any child order or decree pertaining to a pupil upon registration.
Please be aware that all paperwork listed above must be received the day of registration in order for your child to be registered.
Registration does not guarantee a spot for your child in the preschool program.  You will be notified by mail of your child’s acceptance into the program.
Three preschool sessions will be in operation for the 2014-2015 school year.  There will be two units in the morning that will operate from 8:15 to 11 a.m.  There is one afternoon unit in operation from 12 to 2:45 p.m.  
The Barnesville Preschool Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for each child to grow and prosper in all areas of development.  Each child is encouraged to learn through the concept of play and hands-on activities, which is how children learn.  
The Barnesville Preschool Program will operate with the belief that all children are diverse and unique individuals who have strengths and are naturally curious.  Our children will be provided with an organized, child-directed, teacher-facilitated learning environment emphasizing mutual respect, fun, discovery, literacy, and sensory integration.  A supportive environment will provide the conditions for all children to construct knowledge, focusing on the Step-Up to Quality Preschool Program Standards from the Ohio Department of Education.  The program is constantly being altered, revised, and extended according to the needs of the children.
If any prospective preschool parent has any questions, please direct them to Angela Fisher, Heidi Fisher or Bridget Brooks at 425-3639 ext. 3134.