Sutter Park Preschool

Absolute Excellence - Exponential Impact

  • Karen Groff
    Nancy Kirchofer
    School Hours:
    8:05 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    (614) 450-4900
    Fax (614) 883-3260 

School Notes


    Sutter Park is the home to the Worthington City Schools' Early Childhood program for children with special needs and typically developing children. CLICK HERE to get more information about the Early Childhood Program.

    If you are interested in the Head Start Program, which is also located at Sutter Park, please CLICK HERE for more information.

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  • Transition to Kindergarten Meeting for Students on an IEP
    On January 12, 2017, Sutter Park will be holding a meeting for parents and guardians of preschool students with an IEP who are eligible or required to transition to kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.   Principal Karen Groff, a representative from the District Special Education Department, along with Laura Waltz and Paige Markward, school psychologists, will be discussing the transition process for kindergarten-aged children with an IEP.  Topics include:  Half-Day and Full-Day Kindergarten, Re-evaluation (if necessary), Assessments, Timelines, Definition of Commonly Used Transition Terms, Disability Condition Overview, Rules Regarding the Preschool Transition Process and Placement Options within the Worthington City School District.  The meeting will be held from 6:30-7:45 pm in the Sutter Park Library. 
    If you will be attending, please return the RSVP at the bottom of the flyer which is being sent home in the backpack and also was sent via email.  Sutter Park PTA has made arrangements with staff volunteers to provide childcare for Sutter Park students and their siblings (toddler and up) during the meeting.  Pre-Registration is required for childcare and the registration form is at the bottom of the RSVP.
    Note:  A child is eligible for kindergarten if they will be five years of age by September 30, 2017.  A child is required to go to kindergarten if they will be six years of age by September 30, 2017.
    If the meeting is cancelled due to the weather, it will be held Thursday, January 19, (same time and location).
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  • Our Vision

    The Worthington Early Childhood Program is committed to providing an inspirational environment and positive outcomes for children and their families. We will create learning opportunities for boys and girls, based on research and best practice, which contributes significantly to building the strong foundation for future learning.

          Hot cocoa stand Animals in Winter Sutter Park pic Flamingo

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  • Early Childhood Program 2016-2017
    Are you interested in having your child attend the Worthington Early Childhood Program for children ages 3 through 5 for the 2016-2017 school year?   
    We still have several openings in our PM program (children born on or prior to June 1, 2012) for typically developing peer models. For our AM program (children born after June 1, 2012) we have a short waiting list.  Email our secretary at with your child's name, DOB, your name and contact information. Both the child and parents/legal guardian must live in the Worthington School District to attend our program. 
    While our preschool office is closed during the summer, if you live in the Worthington School District and suspect your preschooler may have a disability, please email Valerie Cook at  Valerie handles our preschool referrals and will contact you on one of the days she works during the summer.
    If you recently moved into the District and your preschool child has been identified for special education services and is currently on an IEP, please enroll your child with the District. Click here to learn more.
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  • Sutter Park Students Filmed for Formative Instructional Practices Video
    Battelle for Kids videographers filmed our preschool students recently, highlighting the use of formative instructional practices for preschool students by teachers. 
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