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Vandalia Preschool

Last Updated: 6/3/2020 7:58 PM


Vandalia-Butler Preschool Program

Vandalia-Butler City Schools proudly offers a preschool program available to children ages 3 to 5.

Program enrollment is open to all Vandalia-Butler residents.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Preschool Team is very excited to venture into a partnership with you and your child.  Our program complies with all State of Ohio preschool rules and regulations and Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education Policies.

We believe that families are the first and primary teachers of children; therefore, we will continually strive to provide opportunities for all levels of family participation.  We invite you to share your questions and concerns at parent evenings, in scheduled conferences, and in conversations with teachers.

It is because we value strong and healthy relationships between preschool and home that this Preschool Parent Handbook was created.  Please take the time to carefully read this handbook because it does contain important information about your child’s program. Parent Handbook click here

As partners, we will grow and learn together as we develop your child’s fullest potential!                                          

Shalyn Leighner 
Preschool Supervisor


  • Children must be 3+ years of age and toilet trained to be eligible for participation in the preschool program.

  • You must complete an enrollment packet in order to register your child for Preschool

  • Registration Dates REGISTRATION DATES for the 2020-2021 School Year will be published in April 2019.

    • Children age 4+ by August 1 are eligible for registration beginning at 8:00 am on May #, 2019.

    • Children age 3+ by August 1 are eligible for registration beginning at 8:00 am on May #, 2019.

  • Questions regarding the preschool program can be directed to Preschool Supervisor, Shalyn Leighner. 


  • A quality experience for typical children and children with disabilities 

  • Small class sizes

  • Language-rich environment

  • Licensed qualified staff

  • Transportation available through Vandalia-Butler Transportation Department (Fee)

    • Transportation is available if the child attends the class session determined by residential location.

      • South of I70 = Eligible for transportation to the AM Preschool Session

      • North of I70 = Eligible for transportation to the PM Preschool Session


  • The Preschool Program is housed within FIRST LIGHT CHURCH

    • Preschool’s Physical Address is 140 Elva Court, Vandalia, OH 45377

    • Preschool’s Mailing Address is 500 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377 

  • Classes are held Monday through Thursday 

    • AM Session (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

    • PM Session (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 



  • Tuition Fees:  $130 per month 

  • Transportation Fees:  $25 per month (if applicable)

  • Materials Fee:  $50 (one-time fee)

Fees can be paid using EZpay. 


Developmental History Form       Preschool Physician Form 

Dental Exam Form        Transportation Request Form


Beginning-of-the-Year Information

The state requires that each student have a change of clothes in the preschool classroom. This needs to be sent in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name printed clearly on the outside.  We suggest sending in a set of long pants with a short-sleeve shirt, as this combination is appropriate for any season. Please remember that backpacks should be reserved for school materials only.  We ask that you refrain from allowing your child to store toys and other personal items that are not necessary for school in their backpacks. 

The preschool is in constant need of the following supplies: facial tissues, baby wipes, paper plates, Ziploc bags, and paper towels. Any items you are able to contribute throughout the year are greatly appreciated.  

***PLEASE do not send supplies to school with your child on the first day of preschool.***


Parking Lot Reminders

PLEASE enter the parking lot from DIXIE DRIVE (near the Hangar).   Follow the traffic flow and parking instructions as indicated on the map. Once you have parked your vehicle, proceed to “Door #1”, which will serve as the entrance to our preschool location within First Light Church.


Drop-Off / Pick-Up Routine

When dropping off OR picking up your child from preschool, please find a parking space within our designated parking area (MAP LINK) and walk your child across the parking lot to wait under the awning at DOOR #1.  We have a hand-to-hand policy, which means you may release your child to one of his/her teachers once they open the doors during arrival and our teachers will release your child directly to you during dismissal.  Parents will not be permitted to enter the building during drop-off or pick-up times unless there is an approved reason to do so.  

There is no curbside drop-off or pick-up for family vehicles.