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Oak Hills Early Childhood Program Staff

Mary Berger Early Childhood Teacher Delshire Elementary
Krista Carroll Occupational Therapist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Nancy Cartwright Speech/Language Pathologist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Steve Coyne Early Childhood Teacher J. F. Dulles Elementary
Jennifer Edwards Occupational Therapist Assistant J. F. Dulles Elementary
Karen Floyd Preschool Secretary J. F. Dulles Elementary/Delshire
Amy Graff Early Childhood Teacher J. F. Dulles Elementary
Krista Hack Speech/Language Pathologist Delshire and J. F. Dulles Elementary
Tanya Kist Physical Therapist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Renee Klusman Occupational Therapist Delshire Elementary
Mary Knuth Preschool Psychologist Delshire Elementary
Cindy Kron Preschool Psychologist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Michelle Langdon Occupational Therapist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Sara Loving Early Childhood Teacher J. F. Dulles Elementary
Cathy Mullaney Speech/Language Pathologist J. F. Dulles Elementary
Jennifer Schehr Early Childhood Teacher J. F. Dulles Elementary
Rachel Searcy Preschool Supervisor Oak Hills Early Childhood Programs
Diane Unkrich Speech/Language Pathologist Delshire Elementary
Marci Walicki Physical Therapist Delshire Elementary
Sara Zimmerman Preschool Social Communication Teacher J. F. Dulles Elementary


The Oak Hills Early Childhood  Programs, located at Delshire Elementary and J. F. Dulles Elementary Schools, provide a multi-age classroom for preschoolers focused on supporting Kindergarten Readiness Skills for our district’s 3, 4, and 5 year olds.

Click here to learn more about Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Our philosophy is based upon developmentally appropriate practices and the individual needs of the children. Programming is planned to meet each child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs as the child passes through predictable and sequential stages of development.  The child-directed, teacher supported exploration and learning experiences are designed so that each child can construct knowledge at their own developmental level and pace. Trust, social interaction, and play are the foundations on which children develop problem solving skills, language, and self esteem.  We recognize the importance of working closely with families and acknowledge family involvement as an essential and vital component of the total learning progress.  

Our multi-age preschool programs follow a sequential learning curriculum throughout the integrated program which allows all children, typically developing and children with disabilities, to gain a broader perspective of the real world.  This curriculum is an organized framework that guides developmentally appropriate practices in the learning environment and encompasses the developmental domains; social, emotional, cognitive, physical, to foster a child’s success through active learning.

Click here to learn more about the Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards

PROGRAM TIMES and LOCATIONS:  The Oak Hills Early Childhood program is located at J.F. Dulles and Delshire Elementary Schools. Each site offers two sessions per day.

Delshire 8:15-11:00 a.m.  12:15-3:00 p.m.
J.F. Dulles 8:50-11:35 a.m. 12:45-3:30 p.m.



Special Education Preschool Services:  Please contact Rachel Searcy, Preschool Supervisor, at 574-3443, if you have questions about the screening process or special education preschool services for children age 3, 4 and 5.  

Typical Preschool Services:  Registration applications can be requested by contacting Karen Floyd, Preschool Secretary, at 722-7144, or by contacting the main office staff at any elementary school office or district board office for assistance.

Preschool Family Resources (click each link below)

Preschool Handbook 16-17

Preschool Calendar

Emergency Medical Authorization Requirements

Preschool Medical Form: Required annually by your child’s doctor

Immunization Guide

Fees and Tuition 16-17

EZ Pay Instructions: Obtain student ID number from your child’s teacher