Fairmont Preschool

Fairmont Preschool

*Preschool Open House for NEW Families* – On Sunday, January 29th, there will be an open house for prospective preschool families from 12pm-2pm in the preschool wing. Please spread the word to friends and families who have children of preschool age. This is a wonderful opportunity to share our fantastic program with new families. Any questions may be directed to Coleen Petrello: cpetrello@fairmontchurch.org or by calling the church office.

Fairmont Preschool, Kettering Ohio
3705 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering, OH 45429

Coleen Petrello, Director

ESTABLISHED 1957 – Fairmont Church Preschool is celebrating its 59th anniversary: 59 years of continued operation and service to the community in early childhood education.  Although sponsored by Fairmont Church, the program has never been limited to church families and many of the children are from non-Fairmont families.

Fairmont Preschool offers children a wide variety of creative and educational toys and equipment.  Rooms are spacious and well planned, providing an excellent environment for both group and individual play and activities.

The staff is highly qualified and members continue their education by regularly taking courses and attending meetings, conferences and workshops.

Our preschool is self-supporting and a non-profit.  We are happy to offer the following programs:

3 Year Old (by 9/30) 3-Day/Week M, W, and F
$1,470 for the year, paid in 10 monthly installments of $147.00
$50 Non-Refundable Registration fee due with registration.

4 Year Old (by 9/30) 5-Day/Week
8:30-11:30 a.m.
$2,505 for the year, paid in either 10 or 11 monthly installments
10 installments = $250.50 (Aug. thru May)
11 installments = $227.73 (July thru May)
$50 Non-Refundable Registration fee due with registration.

4 Year Old (by 9/30) 3-Day/Week M, W, and F
This is the same class as the 5-Day/week students. These students just attend M, W, and F.
8:30-11:30 a.m.
$1,470 for the year, paid in 10 monthly installments of $147.00
$50 Non-Refundable Registration fee due with registration.

We are licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Our teacher to student ratio for 4 year olds is 12 to 1 and for our 3 year olds is 10 to 1.

Fairmont Preschool is in operation Monday through Friday, from the last week of August through the third week of May. We follow the Kettering City Schools calendar.  Our hours are 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  Fairmont Preschool does not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability or national origin.

Visits for prospective students and their families may be scheduled by calling the director, Mrs. Coleen Petrello, at school, 299-3539, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m.


Our purpose is to provide a Christian atmosphere to supplement and enrich a children’s home life. Our goal is to help each child develop a positive self-image through daily experiences in:

  1. Gaining a measure of independence by caring for him/herself.
  2. Growing emotionally and spiritually by learning to get along with his/her teachers and peers.
  3. Learning to share toys and to wait for his/her turn.
  4. Beginning to accept some responsibility for his/her own behavior.

We strive to help each child have a first school experience that is positive and happy and will encourage a good attitude toward school, teachers, friends, and learning.