Parent Letter for Early Learning Center

Dear Parents and Guardians;

We are very excited to announce to you that during Monday’s meeting, the Mt. Healthy City School District Board of Education held two critical votes for an Early Learning Center (ELC). The first vote was to fund a preschool-kindergarten building, and the second was to build on the former Rex Ralph school site. This news brought applause from the community members and staff in attendance. The approval of a long-awaited Early Learning Center, which is anticipated to serve approximately 233 preschool and kindergarten students, has been in the works for over 2 years. I am excited to offer you, our families, this important and much needed opportunity for your children. We look forward to the day that all of our children start school prepared to learn.

The new Early Learning Center will relieve the overcrowding in each of the elementary schools and provide space for wrap-around services. As the district continues to grow, there is an increasing need for onsite resources such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and mental health services. The new preschool-kindergarten building will accommodate these and other identified necessary services. Having a preschool-kindergarten building will enable staff to focus on the needs of our youngest learners and provide a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten. When a young child transitions successfully, he or she is more likely to enjoy school, show steady growth in academic and social skills, and have families who are more actively engaged.

In addition, the district will be able to increase preschool enrollment and provide optimal early learning environments in preschool and kindergarten classes. The next step in the process will be to form a building design committee to ensure the building is constructed to provide the optimal learning environment for student success.

Please stay tuned as we provide updates through our letters, website, newsletters, and social media.

Yours in education,

Dr. Reva Cosby