Now is the time to enroll your child into a greater Akron, Ohio Preschool for next Fall. There are many excellent Akron, OH preschools. It can be an overwhelming task to research which is the best for your child. I’ve compiled a list of programs, registration feeds, and tuition to help you with the process.
Right now is the time to register for preschool for several reasons.
- You have the best chance of getting your child into the preschool that you want by registering early, many schools are full by March!
- You have a better chance of getting into the class time that you want, am vs pm, etc.
- You will have a chance to get a school tour while kids are in class. If you want until late April or May, many preschools will not schedule a tour since it is their busy time of the year wrapping everything up.
Pricing and programs may have changed since the research for this article was completed.
The Akron Education Campus offers preschool programs for 3-5 year olds. Their strategy is developed around understanding that a student’s success is dependent on their ability to follow directions and their physical readiness to learn. Special activities work alongside playing to develop these skills.
1 Day Program, ½ day $75, full $150/month
2 Day Program, ½ day $144, full $288/month
3 Day Program, ½ day $180, full $360/month
4 Day Program, ½ day $210, full $420/month
5 Day Program, ½ day $240, full $480/month
Extended care programs are available for $3 per hour.
Various discounts available, please ask.
700 Ghent Rd, Akron, OH 44333 Phone: 330-666-1161
AMBC Christian Academy
The AMBC Christian Academy is all encompassing by developing your child mentally, socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The program includes listening and learning centers, Bible stories and activities, music, games, field trips, free play, and crafts.
Registration fee is $35 and is non-refundable.
3 yrs ½ day 2 days a week $80/month
4&5 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $100/month, 4 days a week $120/month
2330 E. Market St, Akron, OH 44312 330-733-2551
The Fairlawn Lutheran Preschool is certified in the state of Ohio, which is a big deal. They meet or exceed the standard of Early Childhood Education of the state of Ohio. The curriculum includes focus on daily religion, language arts, math, music and movement, social studies, science, dramatic play, gym, story time, show and tell, art, monthly cooking, field trips, and themed days.
3’s ½ day 2 days a week $105/month
3’s and 4’s combined ½ day 3 days a week $125/month
4’s ½ day 3 days a week $125/month, 4 days a week $150/month
Pre-K ½ day 5 days a week $170/month
Extended care is available.
3415 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44333 330-864-7724
Fairlawn Village Preschool
Fairlawn Village PreSchool prepares your child mentally, socially, emotionally, and physically. The program includes free play, directed play, creativity, language arts, music and rhythm, verbalization, socialization, large and small motor development, decision making, and readiness to learn activities.
Registration fee of $85 is included in yearly tuition and is non-refundable.
2 days a week $895/year or $90/month
3 days a week $1,165/year or 120/month
5 days a week $1,480/year or $155/month
Extended care is available.
3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn, OH 44333 330-867-4915
The Goddard School offers programs for infants through pre-kindergarten. All teachers have a degree and focus on language arts, sensory stimulation, creative play, cognitive development, music & movement, social science, nature studies, motor skills, and self-help skills. Each program includes art, fitness, courtesy & respect, music, nutrition, science, Spanish/Mandarin Chinese, sports, sign language, world culture, and yoga.
Pricing is dependent on the hours and days your child will be in their care, this is also a day care facility. Please contact for more information.
105 Springside Dr, Akron, OH 44333 Phone: 330-665-3035
Montrose Zion Christian Preschool is relatively new but gaining momentum with their excellent program. They are 100% allergy sensitive. Their goal is to provide a solid foundation on God’s word to students. Activities include guided play, creative artwork, Bible lessons, music, story time, arts, crafts, readiness skills, dramatic play, music, dance, mission opportunities, and outdoor activities.
Registration fee is $75, non-refundable.
3 yrs ½ day 2 days a week $95/month
4 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $120/month
5 yrs ½ day 5 days a week $145/month
565 N. Cleveland-Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333 330-665-9717 ext. 206
The Preschool in Montrose
The Preschool in Montrose is a cooperative preschool with parents taking turns working alongside a degreed teacher. This allows parental involvement and parents learn their child’s learning style. Free play, experimentation with art, music, math, science, books, and dramatic play are all used to teach.
Registration fee is $70, non-refundable.
Mom & Tot 2 yrs 1 day a week $200/half year or $400/full year
3 yrs ½ day 2 days a week $75/month or $750/year
4 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $95/month or $950/year
West Hill Baptist Church 605 North Revere Rd, Akron, OH 44333 330-618-2357
All preschool teachers are state certified and teach through creative play, language arts, music, outdoor play, and creative movement. Classes are kept smaller than state mandated to ensure individual time and attention from teachers.
Registration fee is $60, non-refundable.
3 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $115/month
4-5 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $115/month
4-5 yrs ½ day 5 days a week $155/month
Extended care is available for an additional fee.
1361 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44313 330-836-2355 or 330-836-9327
St. Sebastian Center for Early Learning program includes teaching through free play, group time activities, outdoor play, and learning centers in math, science, language development, art, social studies, music, pre-reading, and pre-writing.
Enrollment begins the 2nd Friday every February until all spots are filled.
Registration fee is $100, non-refundable.
3 yrs ½ day 5 days a week: $1440/year or $120/month
4 yrs ½ day 5 days a week: $1728+/year or $150/month
Full day students 5 days a week: $3960/year or $330/month
Aftercare from 2:30 – 6pm is available.
500 Mull Ave, Akron, OH 44320 Phone: 330-836-3838
Their program is excellent and teaches many foundational stories from the Jewish tradition. Their nurturing program teaches through exploration, health, wellness, readiness activities, music, gym, swimming, and free play. Membership at the JCC is helpful.
3 yrs ½ day, 3 days $196, 5 days $264/month or full day 5 days $694/month
4 yrs ½ day 5 days $264/month or full day 5 days $694
Stay and play program for ½ days students $3.50/hour
750 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH 44320 330-835-0027 or 330-835-0044
Spring Garden Waldorf School is a great choice if you plan to continue your child on in private education. The unhurried atmosphere cultivates imagination. Activities include outdoor play, nature walks, music, painting, artistic activities, circle games, gardening, and puppets.
3 yrs ½ day 3 days a week $2,484/year or $207/month (12 months)
3 yrs full day 3 days a week $3,720/year or $310/month (12 months)
4&5 yrs ½ day 5 days a week $4,128/year or $344/month (12 months)
4&5 yrs full day 5 days a week $6,144/year or $512/month (12 months)
Extended care is available for $2.50/1/2 hour for 4&5 yrs
1791 S. Jacoby Rd, Copley, OH 44321 330-666-0574
Summit Christian School teachers are all licensed. The Pre-K program uses the Bible for story time and memorization, Language Development is taught though the alphabet, introducing phonetic sounds, and writing; Math is taught with counting to 20 and learning about patterns; and Social Development is reached through free play.
Registration fee is $125 and is non-refundable.
Pre-K part time 2 full days a week or 5 ½ days a week $2,220/year
Pre-K full time 5 days a week $3,996/year
Extended care is available.
2800 13th St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 330-762-3382
Our Lady of the Elms provides a strong academic program rooted in Catholic values and traditions. Kids learn through art, music, hands-on activities, structured play, rhythms play, foreign language, sign language, cooking experiences, field trips, visits to the convent, and special exercises.
Registration fee is $150
3 days a week $3,660
5 days a week $6,000
Before and after school program available.
1290 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44313 330-864-7210