Phone: 216.268.6600


Welcome to our 5-star preschool program!

The East Cleveland City School District preschool program is housed at Superior Elementary School, and offers a diverse selection of preschool learning environments to fit the varied learning styles of our young scholars. The Superior Preschool Program is rated the highest possible 5-stars by the Ohio Department of Education’s Step Up to Quality rating system. Step Up to Quality recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.

Our preschool program offers:

  • Two 3-year-old full day classrooms (1:9 ratio) which are each staffed by one classroom teacher and a licensed paraprofessional
  • Three 4-year-old full day classrooms (1:9 ratio) which are each staffed by one classroom teacher and a licensed paraprofessional.


The 3 E Star program is a collaborative preschool and primary (K-2) program between the East Cleveland City School District and the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County. It consists of two intensive intervention special education preschool classes and one intensive intervention K-2 classroom that offers extensive social and emotional support, in addition to speech, occupational and physical therapies as indicated by a student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). Each classroom is staffed by a licensed special education teacher and two licensed paraprofessionals.  All instruction is guided by Ohio’s Early learning standards, the AEPS curriculum and Individual Education Plans (IEP).

There is one inclusion classroom (1:6 ratio) servicing three and four year olds, which is staffed by one special education teacher and a licensed paraprofessional. There are primary and intermediate multiple disabilities classrooms to service our school age children.


  • School Social Worker
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Bellefaire school-based counseling
  • Ohio Guidestone school-based counseling
  • Case Mobile Dental Services
  • Ronald McDonald Mobile Health Services
  • Full-time school nurse