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Red Raider Preschool

Red Raider Preschool
Red Raider Preschool
Karen Capretta
Important Numbers:
Administration: 440-392-5060
Director: 440-392-5471

Preschool Office: 440-392-5473


Starting with the 23-24 school year, Red Raider Preschool will be located at Maple Elementary School, 560 W. Jackson St. in Painesville. 


Red Raider Preschool is a preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children. The program runs during the regular school year, offering a morning session and an afternoon session.


Our student body includes typically developing children as well as students who have an individualized education plan (IEP). Children with delays in one or more areas will receive specialized services from an intervention specialist as well as other therapists. All our teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education.

All children receive the education they need to prepare them for kindergarten. Our teachers use the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards as a guide for instruction.


There is a limited number of free or reduced tuition spots available (based on income) due to a grant from the state of Ohio. These spots fill quickly so it is best to enroll your child as soon as possible the year prior to attending. 


Enrollment will begin each April for the following school year. Registration is done electronically through the PCLS website. The link is below.


Employees of Red Raider Preschool do not work during the summer months!

Please contact Lori Skidmore at the Board of Education for information about enrollment during the summer. 392-5080  or [email protected]