Welcome to Helping Hands Preschool



    “Proud to be the Youngest Bee”


    Eliza Northrop Elementary  


    Helping Hands Preschool is located within
    Eliza Northrop Elementary School,
    950 East Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH  44256.

    Please call 330-636-4606 if you have any questions
    after reviewing our website.


    Helping Hands Preschool is an integrated preschool program.  The program provides mandated preschool services to children 3 to 5 years of age with disabilities and offers a developmentally appropriate preschool experience for a selected number of typical peers.


    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 3 to 5 years of age who have been determined to have a disability. 


    A disability 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 developmentand not be due to environmental factors.

    If you have a child, age 3 to 5, whom you suspect may have a disability in one or more areas listed above, please complete these three steps:

    1. Call Julie Crew at 330-636-4601 to be put on the list for your child to be evaluated.  


    2. Please complete the online Registration Gateway process (click on image below) to receive an appointment time to register your child.                                           Registration Gateway Logo

    3. Print out and complete this Referral Packet and at your appointment time, return it to the Registration Office along with the child's birth certificate, proof of residency, your driver's license, and custody papers (if applicable).  Missing documents will result in a delay of the process.  Registration is located at
    739 Weymouth Road.

    Once these three steps have been completed, you will be contacted regarding your child's evaluation.




    Peer Registration begins February 3, 2020.
    Forms will be accepted in the Northrop Office.


    Peers should be between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and should have reliable skills in the areas of communication, behavior, and socialization.


    If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling as a PEER MODEL, please click on the following link for the TWO PAGE 2020-2021 Peer Application Form:   PEER APPLICATION FORM


    This form should be completed in full and returned to:
         Helping Hands Preschool, Attn:  Julie Crew
         950 Reagan Parkway, Medina, OH  44256
    mail: crewj@medinabees.org

    You will receive notification if you are accepted
    into Helping Hands Preschool.

    After you are notified of acceptance, you will need to complete the online Registration Gateway (click on image) 

                                 Registration Gateway Logo

    After your Registration Gateway is completed, you will receive
    an appointment time to complete the registration process at 
    the MCS Board Office, 739 Weymouth Road.  You will need to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residency, your driver's license, and custody papers (if applicable).  Missing documents will result in a delay of the process.  There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee due at your appointment time.

    Helping Hands for peers is a tuition-based preschool
    and transportation is the responsibility of the parent.