The Lima City Schools' Preschool Program serves students who are eligible for special education services as preschoolers with disabilities, as well as typically developing 3, 4 and 5-year-old children.


Students are enrolled August through May. There are currently preschool classrooms at Unity, Heritage, Independence and Freedom elementary schools.


Each of our four buildings house an all-day program that serves 4 and 5 year olds who will transition to kindergarten the following school year. Each building also houses a minimum of one half-day program, both morning and afternoon sessions.


Students attend Monday through Friday, with times varying depending on the classroom and building.


All classrooms are staffed by licensed teachers and paraprofessionals. 


The program works to provide a safe environment for each child to develop and learn. We believe that all areas of development (cognitive, language, social emotional, physical, and adaptive), will be enhanced through a variety of planned, research-based, learning activities and instructional strategies. Our program is an active partnership between the school, the student, the home and the community.

For more information, call or email Angela Miller at 419-996-3427 or


Enrollment packets are available at Unity, Heritage, Independence and Freedom elementary schools.


See the links below or on the right for required preschool forms.