Our Early
Childhood Programs


At The Music Settlement, artistic expression belongs to everyone. That’s why all of our EC programs are offered at both campuses: University Circle and now Ohio City.

Half-day programs: play-based curriculum
September - May schedule with weekly specials for enhanced learning
Full-day flexibility for working parents
Year-round education to support early learners and their busy families
Support your child’s success
Our Kindergarten aligns to state standards while reinforcing essential social, creative and academic skills
Age 3
2-Day Morning
MON & TUES | 8:45am–11:30am (turning 3 by Dec. 31, 2018)
3-Day Morning
WED–FRI, 8:45am–11:30am (turning 3 by Sept. 30, 2018)
Extended Day & Lunch Bunch options available
Age 4
4-Day Morning
TUES–FRI | 8:45am–11:30am (turning 4 by Sept. 30, 2018)
5-Day Morning
MON–FRI | 8:45am–11:30am (turning 4 by Sept. 30, 2018)
Extended Day & Lunch Bunch options available
Ages 3 & 4
Ages 3 & 4 by Sept. 30, 2018
FULL-DAY
AUG. 16, 2018–JUNE 28, 2019 MON–FRI, between 6:30am–5:45pm
July Option
FULL-DAY
JULY 1, 2019 – JULY 25, 2019
Extends your existing TMS school-year schedule
Age 5
(by Sept. 30, 2018)
SCHEDULE
AUG. 20, 2018–MAY 31, 2019*
MON-FRI, 8:45am–3:30pm
*University Circle only
K Aftercare
SCHEDULE
Flexible days for TMS Kindergarteners, MON–FRI, 3:30pm–5:30pm

Our
Campuses


University Circle
11125 Magnolia Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Opening Fall 2018
Ohio City
2610 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Upcoming Events


Attend a TMS early childhood event or Parent Visit: it's a great way to learn more about our Early Childhood programs & application process.

All events and Parent Visits for the 2018-19 school year are not campus-specific! Regardless of which campus you prefer, our Parent Visits in University Circle provide a great opportunity to see our classrooms in action and get answers to all of your questions. [RSVP required] Be sure to come back for the latest events!

Jun. 4
Parent Visit
Thursday, 9:30-10:30am // University Circle
University Circle Campus, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44106

Jun. 6
Musical Storytime
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00pm // Lakewood Public Library
Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood Ohio 44107

Jun. 21
Parent Visit
Thursday, 9:30-10:30am // University Circle
University Circle Campus, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44106

Jun. 23
Music & Movement Class
Saturday, 10:00-11:00am // Rocky River
Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River Ohio 44116

Jul. 9
Ohio City Playground Play Date
Monday, 4:00-6:00pm // Ohio City Campus
Ohio City Campus, 2610 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44113

Jul. 11
Stinchcomb Summer Concert w/ Instrument Discovery
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm // Rocky River Reservation
Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44111

Jul. 13
Music & Movement Class
Friday, 10:00-11:00am // Rocky River
Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road, Rocky River Ohio 44116

Jul. 14
Ohio City Playground Play Date
Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm // Ohio City Campus
Ohio City Campus, 2610 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44113

Jul. 18
Stinchcomb Summer Concert w/ Instrument Discovery
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm // Rocky River Reservation
Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44111

Jul. 23 - 27
Music Safari Camp
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:30pm // University Circle
University Circle Campus, 11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44106

Jul. 25
Stinchcomb Summer Concert w/ Instrument Discovery
Wednesday, 6:00-7:00pm // Rocky River Reservation
Stinchcomb-Groth Memorial Drive, Cleveland Ohio 44111

Why Early Childhood at The Music Settlement?

For more than 60 years, Early Childhood at The Music Settlement has built a community of bright minds from all walks of life. From all countries. From all backgrounds. With the goal of providing a warm and nurturing environment that encourages natural curiosity, collaboration, exploration, and discovery while fostering a joy of learning.

Children at TMS EC are never bored. With specials including science, music, drama, and storytelling as part of our weekly curriculum, students receive a broad foundation for whole-child development.

Curious? Call (216) 421-5806 xt. 160
Karen Heitlinger

Faculty Spotlight


Karen Heitlinger
MA-ATR
Chair, Center for Early Childhood
Karen Heitlinger has worked in early childhood at The Music Settlement since 1999. She was initially a classroom instructor and in 2005 moved into the role of Administrator of the Preschool/Day School programs. In 2014, Karen was named Chair of the Center for Early Childhood. Children’s joy is what draws her to the field of early childhood: the thrill of discovery, the wonder of new experience, and the exhilaration of new challenges. She is dedicated to being a resource to children, families, and educators.

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