Monarch Center for Autism Cleveland Ohio
Home » Programs & Services » Preschool

Monarch Preschool for Autistic Children

Intensive intervention with individualized instruction, in a supportive environment that fosters meaningful communication and primary school readiness.


Monarch Preschool is located in a spacious building in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


Halloween 2009Monarch Preschool accepts children ages 3-6 (younger than 3 considered upon evaluation), with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Monarch Model

Monarch's Preschool program, which combines concept-driven language instruction with visual supports, complements the treatment method (e.g., ABA, TEACCH, Floor Time, Pivotal Response Training, Early Start Denver Model) that's most appropriate for each child.

One-on-One Attention

Each child receives one-on-one instruction and intensive therapeutic intervention from a team of specialists including special education teachers, teacher assistants, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, a music therapist, and an art teacher.


Classes are taught in a natural environment and address social and play skill development, language-based communication, executive functioning, pre-academic skills, activities of daily living, IEP goals and objectives, fine and gross motor and imitation skills, sensory intervention, and behavioral support. Student receive:

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Art Lessons
  • Pre-Academic Skills
  • School Readiness Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Sensory Intervention

Partnering with Families

Monarch Preschool families receive daily communication notes, attend bi-monthly staffings with their children's teachers and therapists, and may opt to receive quarterly home visits. In addition, they are invited to attend family networking and training sessions.

Scheduling Options

We offer two half-day options (morning or afternoon) and a full-day option, Monday through Friday, 11 months a year.


We are a provider for the Ohio Department of Education’s Autism Scholarship Program, which covers the cost of 4, half-days.

Schedule a Visit

To learn more and/or schedule a visit, please call 216-320-8945.


Upcoming events

There are no events in the selected category

facebook_32  twitter-bird-white-on-blue_png