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Vandalia Preschool

Preschool Program open to all Vandalia-Butler residents and staff of Vandalia-Butler City Schools

Vandalia-Butler City Schools offers a preschool program that is available for children ages 3 to 5 for the 2018-2019 school year. Children must be 3 years of age and toilet trained to participate in this preschool opportunity.

The program offers:

  • A quality experience for typical children and children with disabilities 

  • Small class size

  • Language-rich environment

  • Licensed qualified staff

  • Transportation available through Vandalia-Butler Transportation Department

Classes are held Monday through Thursday at Demmitt Elementary School, 1010 E. National Road, Vandalia. Morning classes (9:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.) and afternoon classes (12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) are available. Class sessions are determined by residential location.  Transportation is available if the child attends the class session determined by his or her residential location.

Click here for our Preschool Enrollment Packet 


  Tuition Fees

         $130 per month

         Transportation Fees 

         $25 per month, if applicable

   Materials Fee

         $50 one-time fee

Fees must be paid in full before the first of each month. Fees can be paid using EZpay. 


Developmental History Form

Preschool Physician Report Form 

Dental Examination Form 

Transportation Request Form

Enrollment Information

Enrollment packets to register your child may be obtained at the Board of Education, 500 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia. If you have questions regarding the preschool program, please contact Lisa Hildebrand at 937-415-6541.

Parent Handbook click here

Beginning-of-the-Year Information

The state requires that each student have a change of clothes in the preschool classroom. This needs to be sent in a Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it and must be updated as seasons change. The preschool is in constant need of the following supplies: facial tissues, baby wipes, paper plates, Ziploc bags, and paper towels. Any amount that you can contribute throughout the year is greatly appreciated.

Parking Lot Reminders

 Many parents choose to drive their children to school. For the safety of our children, please observe the following the guidelines:

  1. Use the outer parking lot when transporting your child to/from preschool when buses are in operation. Our buses use the driveway closest to the school; therefore, it is critical for parents to avoid this area during arrival (8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.) and dismissal (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) daily. Parents are not permitted to drive behind the school or use the west end of the school when dropping off or picking up children.

  2. Please park your vehicle in a specific parking space before students enter or exit the vehicle.

  3. When parents choose to have their child transported to school in a privately owned vehicle, the child needs to be walked to and from the front office in the building each day.

  4. Please remember to use the crosswalks when crossing through the parking lot and when crossing National Road. 

  5. Be patient, be courteous, be safe, and remember… if one parent is not following the above-mentioned guidelines, it does not make it right to shadow them.


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are very excited to venture into a preschool partnership with you and your child.  Our program complies with all State of Ohio preschool rules and regulations and Vandalia-Butler City Schools Board of Education Policies.

We believe that families are the first and primary teachers of children; therefore, we will continually strive to provide opportunities for all levels of family participation.   We invite you to share your questions and concerns at parent evenings, in scheduled conferences, and in conversations with teachers.

It is because we value strong and healthy relationships between preschool and home that this Preschool Parent Handbook was created.  Please take the time to carefully read this handbook because it does contain important information about your child’s program.

As partners, we will grow and learn together as we develop your child’s fullest potential!                



                                                                Shalyn Leighner 

                                                                Preschool Supervisor