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Firestone Park Preschool

275 S Firestone Blvd
Akron, OH 44301-2099

(330) 773-6707


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our children are exposed to many concepts and learning opportunities. Children are encouraged to participate in games and other activities to practice these concepts.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Because of our Co-op program, their is usually an extra pair of adult hands in the classroom. This allows the teacher or the parent helper to give extra attention to students, if needed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Firestone Park Preschool provides the families of this community a welcoming and caring environment for their preschool-aged childrens' early learning experiences. We value each child's individuality and provide many learning experiences to help each child grow in all developmental areas. Our curriculum is theme oriented, teacher developed, and exposes the children to many of the ideas recommended for preschool-aged children by the Ohio Department of Education. Each child is encouraged to grow and learn at his/her own pace.

Firestone Park Preschool is a part-time Co-Operative Preschool with classes for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Participating in the Co-Op program can provide you with a peek at your child's growth in new and exciting ways, through a variety of new learning experiences. Our children grow up all too quickly, and the opportunity to be a part of their early educating can be a rewarding experience!

Although we strongly encourage our parents to participate in the Co-Op program, we offer a non Co-Op option for families who are unable to commit to the Co-Op.

Our staff is very caring, with many years of experience working with young children. This is a very happy place, because we love what we do!

A Typical Day

Our 4 & 5 Year Old Class

9:00 - 9:15
Arrival and Free Play

9:15 - 9:40
Opening Circle Time
calendar, weather, pledge,
counting practice, stories, songs
& fingerplays, Alphatales, Weekly
Reader, ...

9:40 - 10:25
Readiness Activities
math and reading readiness
activities, craft, science,
language development, fine
motor skills, memory and
discrimination skills, ...

10:25 - 10:45
Snack Time

10:45 - 11:05
Large Motor Development
organized games and/or
free play in the gross motor
area or at the park

11:05 - 11:25
Closing Activities
story, alphabet pocket chart
review, short game for concepts

11:25 - 11:30

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Because we see our parents frequently, we are in constant communication with them. When needed, our teachers share concerns and/or progress at drop off or pick up time.
Other means of communication include a monthly newsletter from the preschool office and from your child's teacher.
Our parents are encouraged to share any concerns
with both teachers and administration. It is our goal to help each child grow at his/her own pace.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions

Handling Separation: From the Director

To help ease our students into preschool, we have a meet the teacher day before classes begin. This is a brief day, that parents stay with their child while the children explore the classroom, and meet the teacher and other preschool staff.

Years of experience have taught us that most separation anxiety is short-lived, and that quick good-byes are often the best.

If separation anxiety becomes an issue for a child, we will consider many ways of helping a child through this transition. Sometimes all that is needed is a "lovey" from home. Sometimes arriving early to explore and "help" the teacher, so a child can settle in and become more comfortable with the teacher is an option. We will work with families to help find the best solution.