At the recent 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. Community members and staff were pleased to hear the approval of a long-awaited Early Learning Center which is anticipated to serve approximately 233 preschool and kindergarten students. During the presentation, Supt. Dr. Reva Cosby explained the need for the new building. After the vote she commented, “We have been working on providing this opportunity for our youngest students for awhile. I am excited for the families in Mt. Healthy. We want to be sure our children start school prepared to learn.”
The new Early Learning Center will bring relief to 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 needed services.
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 we include all of the necessities and most up to date features for student success.