Loveland Early Childhood Center
First Grade, Kindergarten, and
The Loveland Early Childhood Center serves all Loveland kindergarten students, preschoolers, and a portion of the district’s first graders. Approximately 500 students attend LECC – all of them very special!
Our kindergarten and preschool programs are a half-day, everyday format (no preschool classes on Fridays). Whether a student will attend AM or PM preschool or kindergarten is largely determined by busing. In general, all Clermont County and Warren County students attend the AM session, and all Hamilton County students attend the PM session.
With a staff of about fifty, including three preschool, eight kindergarten, and five first grade teachers, LECC boasts a committed, child-centered, and professional team. We have a strong focus on literacy, combined with a rich and varied exposure across many curriculum areas.
School visits/tours are available on a scheduled basis, although due to demand and classroom interruption we cannot offer in-class observation to visitors.
Kindergarten Entry Age Policy
Any child reaching age 5 by September 30th of the upcoming school year is eligible to enroll. Registration begins shortly after winter break for the upcoming year. Parents can register a student online by clicking on the "New Student Enrollment" tab on the homepage of the website, submitting the enrollment information online, and then making an appointment with our Central Registrar, Lou Ann Downey (513-774-6223). Sometimes parents question if their child is ready for kindergarten or should wait another year. Unfortunately, there is no perfect formula to determine whether or not a child is truly ready for kindergarten. Click here for some facts to consider for Kindergarten Readiness.
Loveland Early Childhood Center Preschool
Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) is pleased to offer a preschool program designed to serve children three to five years of age. LECC offers this program tuition free for children with a variety of disabilities who qualify for special education services in response to a federal mandate, and for a fee to serve typically developing children.
To provide parents with a more comprehensive look at what the LECC preschool program entails, please watch this short video featuring LECC Principal Kyle Bush and LECC Preschool Teacher Tara Schnicke.