Welcome to Helping Hands Preschool

  • Welcome To


    “Proud to be the Youngest Bees”


    Helping Hands Preschool



    Helping Hands Preschool is located within Eliza Northrop Elementary School 

    950 East Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH  44256


    PEER Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year will open on March 1st, 2021.

    Further Details Below under PEER Model Registration.


    Helping Hands Preschool is an Integrated Preschool Program

    The Program provides:

    1) Mandated Preschool Services for children that are three to five years of age with delays and/or disabilities.

    2) Developmentally appropriate Preschool experience for a selected number of typical Peers that are three to five years of age.


    No more than twelve children are enrolled in the classroom during any one session.  Each classroom provides an integrated balance of children with disabilities and their typically developing peers.  One teacher and one classroom assistant are in each of the six classrooms currently in operation.  Additional staff support may also be provided based on student needs.


    All Public School Districts are required to locate, identify, evaluate, and provide free and appropriate education to children ages three to five who have been determined to have a disability. 



    If you have a child, age three to five, whom you suspect may have a disability concern in one or more of the areas listed below, please click here.


    A disability concern would be in one or more of the following areas:

    Communication, Hearing, Motor Function, Emotional/Behavioral, Vision, Cognitive or Adaptive Behavior.

    Deficiencies in these areas must have a negative impact on normal development and not be due to environmental factors.


    For questions or concerns please contact:

    Allison Aukerman, Preschool Psychologist






    PEER Applicants are to be three to five years of age and have reliable skills in the areas of communication, behavior, and  socialization.


    PEER Registration begins on March 1st, 2021.  Forms will be accepted in the Northrop Office or emailed to muniakd@medinabees.org.


    Please click here for the 2021-2022 PEER Application.


    Completed PEER Registration Applications may be dropped off, emailed, or mailed.

    Eliza Northrop Elementary School

    c/o Helping Hands Preschool

    950 E. Reagan Pkwy Medina OH 4425 

    Or Email Debbie Muniak at:



    A Virtual Screening Date will take place for all PEER Applicants.

    You will receive a Notification Letter if your child is/is not accepted into Helping Hands Preschool.


    Upon acceptance, the Online Registration Gateway Process will need to be completed within thirty days.

    Registration Details will accompany your Notification of Acceptance Letter.


    A $30 non-refundable Registration Fee will apply. 


    Helping Hands Preschool is a Tuition Based Program for PEERS.

    Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. 


    For Questions regarding Curriculum and Learning:

    Kathleen Ashcroft


    Preschool Supervisor


    Thank you! 

    Eliza Northrop Elementary

    Helping Hands Preschool