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2018-19 PreSchool Evaluation Survey. Click here

We invite you to complete a survey of our preschool program.  Click on the link above for the survey.




Step Up to QualityThe Bellevue Schools preschool program is located in Bellevue Elementary School.

The program has been awarded the highest Step Up To Quality rating – five stars.  The five star rating reflects a commitment to providing young children with a high quality early learning experience to prepare them for success in school.  The program:

  • Has highly trained teachers
  • Supports physical and social-emotional well-being
  • Develops children’s school readiness skills
  • Values relationships with families and the community
  • Strives for continuous improvement

Center Based Classroom

Preschool ClassroomThe preschool program offers one morning class (9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and one afternoon class (12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.).  Classes meet Monday-Friday. Children learn by actively playing and working with peers, adults, and interesting learning materials. They engage in a variety of study projects to learn more about their world.  Parents are welcome to volunteer, join in field trips, and participate in the parent-teacher organization (PTO).

Snack TimeTo apply for preschool, children must be residents of the Bellevue School District and be 3 years old by August 1st.  Income eligibility requirements may apply.  Tuition is determined on a sliding scale based on annual gross income and family size.

Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

Playing on swingsItinerant Early Childhood Special Education (IECSE) teachers support young children with special needs in their daily environments. The goal is to increase their independence and success in their education.  Parents
and teachers of young children with special needs, are aided through
direct service, consultation, teamwork, communication, providing information
and/or resources. 

ColoringDirect services are individualized to target identified areas of need by focusing on Individualized Education Plans (IEP) goals and objectives.  The service requirements include identification of children with a developmental delay or disability through a Multi-Factored Evaluation (MFE).  Also included are minimum of four (4) hours per month in the least restricted environment for the child (example: preschool program, daycare, home, service provider location, etc.).  Service time may include activities such as direct work with the child, small/large group activities, developing materials and environmental supports (e.g. activity centers, visual cues, room arrangement, etc.) home visits, observations, evaluations, and planning/consultation times.

Screening Services

Screening skillsThe Bellevue Schools preschool team also offers evaluation and support services for young children who are experiencing developmental delays. Specialized teachers and therapists work with children in their home, day care, or preschool setting to build skills for daily living and learning.   If you have concerns or questions about your child's development, please call for more information about the resources available to support you and your child.  



Early Childhood Coordinator

Luana Coppus

Luana Coppus brings experience and excellence to the Early Childhood Department.


Luana Coppus
Early Childhood Coordinator
Bellevue Elementary School
Office: 419-484-5055
Kristina Polachek
School Psychologist
Bellevue Elementary School
Office: 419-484-5004
Jacquline Montgomery
Director of Pupil Services
Bellevue Board of Education Office
Office: 419-484-5003