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PLEASE NOTE: Preschool will be in session during The Big Move (November 20, 21, 22, 25, & 26) while K12 students will not be in session.


student/parent preschool handbook

prek to kindergarten presentation

Our Program

In response to a federal mandate, the Valley View Local School District developed a preschool program to serve children 3 – 5 years of age with a wide range of disabilities qualifying for special education services. A program model was adopted to include children with typical development to provide a more appropriate and enriching learning experience.

The program provides a nurturing environment that supports young children's intellectual, academic, and social growth. It is designed to serve both students with a range of disabilities as well as typical preschool students who pay tuition to attend. The model is built on the premise that preschool-aged students with disabilities and those with typical learning styles can benefit and grow academically by learning alongside one another. “Center-based classrooms” are comprised of equal numbers of both types of learners.

General Information

  • Morning and afternoon programs
    • Monday-Thursday: ages 3 & early 4 attend 9:00 AM-11:45 AM

    • Monday-Thursday: ages 4 & 5 attend 12:45 PM-3:30 PM

  • Students currently enrolled may remain in the program, provided they meet age requirements.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the parent, guardian, or caregiver.
  • The Preschool will remain in its current facility for the entirety of the 2024-2025 academic year. The goal is to move preschool to the current High School beginning 2025-2026.

Enrollment Requirements

  • Children must be three years old on or before Aug. 1 during the year they wish to enroll.
  • Children five years old on or before Aug. 1 are not eligible.
  • If your child is eligible for kindergarten, he/she is not eligible for this program.
  • Children must be toilet-trained or in the process of being toilet-trained.
  • Families must reside within the Valley View School District by the end of the application deadline.

Lottery System for Admissions

Valley View uses a lottery system for admissions.    

The lottery system provides a more equitable process for families.  All interested and eligible students will have their names added to the lottery by following the steps. 

Upcoming dates for the 2024-2025 lottery

  • January 3, 2024: Informal meeting with interested parents to discuss the process of the lottery system (not mandatory)  

  • January 4, 2024, 8:00 AM-February 2, 2024, 3:00 PM: Registration for Preschool Lottery System

    • Information distributed via many avenues: Website, board meeting, ParentSquare, churches, grocery store bulletin boards, Germantown Press, etc.

  • February 23, 2024: The district will inform families of their student's status via email.

  • February 28, 2024, at 4:00 PM: Families will have until this date and time to either accept or decline their spot. A lack of communication by February 28, 2024, at 4:00 pm will result in your child’s spot being given to the next child on the waiting list.  Your child would then be placed at the end of the waiting list.
  • March 1, 2024: In the event that spots are declined, and spots become available, families next in line will be notified on March 1, 2024.
  • March 14, 2024: All families who did not receive a preschool spot will be officially notified via email.