Welcome to Helping Hands Preschool


    “Proud to be the Youngest Bee”


    Eliza Northrop Elementary  



    If you have a child, age 3 to 5, whom you suspect may have a disability in one or more areas listed below, please click here for the Referral Packet.

     Prior to completing the referral process please contact Allison Aukerman at 330.636.4606. 

    Click on image below to complete the Registration Gateway process to register your preschool student.


    Registration Gateway Logo


    Please complete the packet and bring it to your appointment time that is assigned after your REGISTRATION GATEWAY  has been completed.


          Peer Model Registration Information:


     2019-2020     PEER REGISTRATION FORM

                       Peers should be between the ages of 3-5 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 please click on the link above.

    This form should be completed in full and returned to Allison Aukerman at Eliza Northrop Elementary, 950 Reagan Parkway. 

    Email aukermaa@medinabees.org

    This a tuition-based preschool and transportation is the responsibility of the parent. 


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

     Questions please call 330-636-4606.


    Helping Hands Preschool is an integrated preschool program.  The program provides mandated preschool services to children three to five 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.  There are one teacher and one classroom assistant for each of the six classrooms currently in operation. Additional staff support may also be provided based on student needs.

    All public schools 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. 

    The 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 development and not be due to environmental factors.