St. Anselm School

Preschool Overview


Saint Anselm Early Childhood Education Program (SAECEP) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the growing whole child. Activities are provided to enhance the child’s spiritual, social, emotional, and physical development. Experiences in literature, science, art, music, and physical education further enhance the child’s social interaction and intellectual development. Students are offered the opportunity to attend gym, art, music, computer and library weekly with the specials teachers.

SAECEP follows the curriculum as set by the Diocese of Cleveland. This curriculum is aligned with and contains the standards as established by the Ohio Department of Education. In addition, the faculty and staff follow guidelines from the National Association for the Education of the Young Child. (NAEYC)

Full Day Students

Students in the three and four year old programs have the option to attend half or full day. Full day option is flexible; staying as few or as many full days for the program your child is enrolled. Full day drop in is also available.

Full day students may pack their own lunch or buy a lunch from the school cafeteria. All day students will rest for 45-60 minutes each afternoon. Each student will bring a yoga mat, blanket and pillow from home to be used during rest time.  Rest items will be sent home periodically for cleaning and must be returned the following session.

Features Overview


There is no busing for preschool. Parents are responsible for transportation of their child to and from school.

Does my child need to be Catholic?

No, your child does not need to be catholic, but we do practice a daily religion lesson, prayers, and conversation.


SAECEP is designed for learning and exploration. Within the program, the children climb, crawl, dance, use clay, paint, and markers, sit on rugs, and often go outdoors. Keep these activities in mind and purchase washable, comfortable, simple clothing for school. No uniform is required.

Is snack provided?

Due to allergy concerns, parents are asked to provide their child with a daily snack.

For half day students, we also offer lunch bunch program. Daily, the preschool students may bring their lunches and spend some extra time with their friends from 11:30 dismissal until 12:45 p.m. The cost of the program is $7.00/day.

Do students attend fieldtrips?

Field trips offer enrichment to the Early Childhood Education Program, are carefully selected, and occur two times during the course of the school year. Due to no busing, parents must drive and attend with their child.


Tours of the preschool are encouraged and always welcome. Please call the school at (440)729-7806 to schedule your visit.


This re-registration will take place on Monday, January 14, and must be confirmed by the payment of the non-refundable registration fee of $75.00 ($50.00 for registration and $25.00 for preschool supply fee.)

Full Day Students

A child must be three years old by September 30th and toilet-trained. If child has a September birthday, he/she will start after his/her birth date.


Fees Due at Registration

$100 down payment per family to be applied toward tuition
$75 per student technology fee

Registration Checklist

Required info for new student applications for registration.

Baptism Certificate
Original or certified copy of Birth Certificate
Immunization records
Certified divorce decree and custodial agreement (if applicable)
$50 non-refundable registration fee
$25 refundable supply fee