700 S. Illinois Ave; Mansfield, OH 44907
Phone: 419-522-4319
Fax: 419-526-2911


Step Up to Quality
We achieved 5-star Rating!!

Programs with five stars:
  • Require administrators and teachers to attend 30 hours of specialized training every two years.
  • Hire teachers with higher educational qualifications.
  • Use self-assessments to improve classroom practice.
  • Use Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards to create activity plans that support children’s learning.
  • The program expands the continuous improvement process by developing an action plan with goals for overall program improvement.
  • Work with families to develop goals for children.
  • Engage families with community partners.
  • Conduct annual family surveys and make improvement goals based upon the results.
  • Provide annual activities for the family to attend.
  • Have professional development plans for all preschool staff members with evaluations to maintain program improvement.
We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.

To learn more about SUTQ please visit   

Do you have a preschooler ages 3-5? The Madison Local School District has 5 sections of preschool classes at Madison South Elementary. It is a special needs preschool with peer role models. The classes meet Monday through Friday. Each class has a maximum of eight children with special needs and 6 peer role models. There is a teacher and assistant in each classroom. You MUST be a resident of the Madison district to be considered for this program.

We have several openings for preschoolers with special needs. So, If you have a preschooler (ages 3-5) who may have a delay in speech/communication, social and/or emotional needs, gross/fine motor concerns or delays in any other area, please call Olivia Siegfried, Preschool Supervisor at (419) 522-4319 extension 4113 for more information. 

Enrollment Needs

To be considered for the Special Service preschool as either a child with special needs or typically developing peer the following process needs to be followed:
  1. Schedule a screening with the Preschool Coordinator
  2. Bring a birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency to the screening appointment. If there are custody papers for your family a copy of those would be needed as well.
  3. After the appointment class placement for typical peers will be determined or a play-based assessment if special needs are suspected.
  4. All students need current physical and dental checkup records on file.
If you are a typically developing peer there is no bus transportation. Students need to be self-transported by the family. Typically developing peers pay a $100 per month tuition to attend. See our brochure for more information.
© 2019. Madison Local School District. All Rights Reserved.
View text-based website