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The Twinsburg City School District is in search for amazing typical peer models for the Integrated Preschool Program (IPP) as well as ‘young investigators’ to join our project-based, Kindergarten Preparatory Program (KPP)! Both programs are 5-Star, Step Up To Quality rated programs by the Ohio Department of Education and provide high quality, preschool options to families of the Twinsburg community.

Selecting and enrolling strong typically developing peer models for the Integrated Preschool Program (IPP) will be a priority for the Twinsburg City School District. Typical peer models are selected through a lottery system and invited to attend a virtual screening. Additional criteria will be required when choosing applicants include the following: 1. Child will be at least 3 years old by August 1st of the applying school year, 2. Child will be toilet trained by the first day of school, (no pull-ups and independent with clothing, wiping, and hand washing), 3. Child speaks English as their primary language of communication, 4. Child does not have an identified disability that would qualify them as a student with special needs. The IPP is a 4-half day a week program with sessions in the morning or afternoon. Each class serves approximately 16 students and is housed at Wilcox Primary School with a lead teacher and classroom assistant. IPP peer tuition is currently $1500 for the school year. 

The Kindergarten Preparatory Program (KPP) is for students who are at least 4 years old by August 1 and not enrolling in kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. The KPP is a 5-half day a week program with sessions in the morning or afternoon. Each class serves approximately 16 students and is housed at Wilcox Primary School with a lead teacher and classroom assistant. The program uses project-based learning strategies which encourages developmentally appropriate skills and prepares students for the expectations of tomorrow’s learners. (KPP tuition is currently $1875 for the school year). The KPP offers scholarship opportunities for students based on financial need.

Please visit the TCSD webpage (www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us) and visit Wilcox Primary School’s ‘Preschool’ website to complete the online application and additional information regarding the program. Applications will be available on January 1, 2022 through the District webpage. Applications for the IPP program will close on February 15. KPP applications will be accepted through March 15, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Additional questions may be directed to Wilcox Primary School at 330-486-2030.


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Wilcox Preschool Application

 Applications will start being accepted January 1, 2022

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What's the Difference between IPP & KPP? Which program is right for my child?


Integrated Preschool Program (IPP)

Kindergarten Preparatory Program (KPP)

Established 5-Star Step Up To Quality Program

Established 5-Star Step Up To Quality Program

Enrollment includes students with disabilities and selected peer models for up to an 8:8 ratio

20% of enrollment is offered to economically disadvantaged children, 80% to tuition based

Develops caring and compassionate children through helping others and understanding differences

Develops creativity and  inquiry through project based learning opportunities

Students must be 3 by August 1 and not age-eligible for kindergarten

Students age 4 by August 1 and not attending kindergarten

In session 4 half days per week per school calendar

In session 5 half days per week per school calendar

Restrooms are attached to the classrooms

Students use hall restrooms in the hallway

Larger classroom space

Smaller classroom space

Children learn through play, peer interactions, and through teacher led whole and small group lessons

Children learn through student led project based learning experiences

20-30 peer spots a year and peers remain in the program until age eligible for kindergarten

Up to 64 spots annually for 1 year only

Two field trips per year - Patterson Farm and Preston’s H.O.P.E Playground Park

Two field trips per year based on special interest to supplement learning themes

Students participate in the annual Preschool Rodeo, an interdisciplinary family event

Students explore ongoing activities and themes throughout the year in their classrooms

Related services such as speech language, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are available to those who qualify

Related services not part of the typical environment

Peer models must apply January-February 15 and are selected through a lottery and screening process

Students not selected through the lottery or screening who meet the age requirements are eligible for the Kindergarten Preparatory Program

Annual tuition for all peer models = $1,500. $750 is due in August and again in January ($10.42/day)*

Annual tuition = $1,875. $937.50 is due in August and again in January ($10.42/day)*

Academic Fee $75.00*

Academic Fee $85.00*

No Financial Aid

Scholarships are available to those who qualify 


*fees are subject to change

INFOhio Early Learning Portal

INFOhio Early Learning Portal has launched an easy-to-navigate with more than 50 websites and apps to help learners ages 3-5 prepare for early learning and literacy.

Kindergarten Transition Information

Current Wilcox IPP Peer Models, all KPP students and students with a Speech Language Impairment who will be transitioning to Kindergarten will need to go through the regular Kindergarten screening process in April 2022.
 
More information to come...