Preschool Expansion Organization Fact Sheet


Preschool Expansion Organization
Fact Sheet

As of March 2017


The Preschool Expansion Organization is a non-profit organization led by a Board of Directors which will implement the preschool expansion plan. Board members include educators, parents, preschool providers, community and business leaders. The Board is chaired by Father Michael Graham, President, Xavier University.

The Preschool Expansion Organization will expand access to quality preschool in Cincinnati by offering:

Preschool tuition assistance

  • Tuition assistance, expected to become available in fall, 2017.
  • Families may use tuition assistance at any 3, 4 or 5-star quality rated public, private, Head Start or home-based preschool located in the Cincinnati Public School District boundary.
  • Families must live in the Cincinnati Public School District to receive assistance.
  • Families living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level will receive assistance first.
  • Tuition credits will be paid directly to the preschool selected by the family.
  • Tuition assistance will supplement state and federal preschool funds, such as Head Start, Title I funding, Ohio Department of Education Expansion Grants, and state child care subsidies.


Quality Improvement Grants


  • Grants will help private, community-based preschool programs pay for the cost of achieving and maintaining quality.
  • Grant applications are expected to become available in spring 2017


News, additional details and enrollment information will be provided as it becomes available. is available now to take questions until the enrollment and provider support staff is in place.

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Preschool Provider Information Sessions

March 27th                              March 28th                      March 29th

6:30 – 8:00pm                       6:30 – 8:00pm                6:30 – 8:00pm

Price Hill Rec Center             Urban League                  College Hill Rec Center

If you are a Child Care Center or Family Childcare Provider located in the Cincinnati Public Schools district boundary, please attend an information session to learn how to become a Preschool Promise provider.


At the information session, you will learn:

  • How to become a Cincinnati Preschool Promise provider
  • How Tuition Assistance will apply and family eligibility
  • How Quality Improvement Grants can help providers improve their quality rating


The sessions are free and open to all preschool providers located in the Cincinnati Public Schools district boundary. For more information about Provider Information Sessions, contact Vanessa White at For more information about Preschool Promise visit

Media Contact: Anne Sesler, 513-686-9192

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