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Kindergarten Program Information

Foundational Principles For Kindergarten
Special Note: Kindergarten eligibility date is age 5 by August 1, 2016.

The Bay Village Board of Education changed its kindergarten eligibility birth date to age 5 by August 1 (previously September 30), effective in the fall of 2016.

Parents will continue to have the opportunity to apply for early entrance if their child turns 5 by January 1 of the school year of admission.

Your child must be registered to receive an appointment for Kindergarten Screening in April.
Please contact Mary Szekely at Normandy Elementary School, 440-617-7350.
Information about Kindergarten Screening

Applications for full-day Kindergarten will be accepted for waiting list.

Our Kindergarten program is designed to support high quality learning while giving every child the opportunity to learn in the way that is best suited to his or her strengths and needs. It is our goal to help students reach their full potential through a program of learning that is consistent, relevant, and age appropriate.

We recognize the importance of helping children to feel connected to the curriculum, to see themselves in
what is taught, how it is taught, and how it applies to the world around them.  

We also recognize that the needs of learners are diverse.  We strive to help all learners develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives they will need to become informed, productive, caring, responsible, healthy, and active citizens in their own communities and the world.  We acknowledge that learning is a continuous and reciprocal process and that a partnership with parents is essential to the success of our students.

Half Day Kindergarten

This program is based on the Ohio Department of Education Model Curriculum for Kindergarten and focuses on:
  • phonemic awareness
  • authentic reading and writing
  • number sense,classifying and sorting,and geometric shapes
  • inquiry- based science
  • community and a sense of belonging
  • emotional and social development
  • curiosity and confidence in learning
  • health, well- being, and a sense of security

Full Day Kindergarten

Our Full Day Kindergarten is a tuition-based option  that provides students with a wider range of opportunities to explore, practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills within the Kindergarten areas of focus and the Ohio Model Curriculum.
Early Admission for Kindergarten

Early admission to kindergarten is the practice of admitting a student to kindergarten who has not yet reached the typical age at which students are admitted to kindergarten, for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

The following forms and Board of Education policies address
student admission to Kindergarten who turn age 5 BEFORE the Bay Village City School District cut-off date of August 1:

Administrative Guideline 5112 -- Early Entry
 The Board of Education adopts the Ohio Department of Education Model Student Acceleration Policy for Advanced Learners and all procedures will be those described in the model policy and supercedes any relation provision of any written district policy. Board Policy 5411 - Acceleration.
 Application for Early Entrance to Kindergarten -- application

Bay Village City School District 377 Dover Center Road Bay Village, Ohio 44140 (440) 617-7300