‘Play is the highest form of research.’

Albert Einstein

Buckeye’s True-Play Pre-K is a preschool program that uses play to invite the natural curiosity, creativity and boundless energy of young seeds. Integrating Reggio Emilia and Montessori methods of self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play, we teach our students how to go from Dream to Do

At Buckeye, we believe that  children are competent and capable citizens who are full of wonder and curiosity to learn. We know that children come into the world equipped with a strong drive to learn. This natural drive makes them want to understand and know about the world around them and how this world relates to them.

Through play, our seeds explore their surroundings – socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. Each child is unique, and at True-Play our teachers focus on the interests and strengths of each child, helping them develop a strong foundation and love of learning.  intellectual interests.

We also offer Buckeye League, which is our before/after school program! To learn more info on that, visit THIS link! 


We challenge our young seeds with hands-on activities and wide open spaces, while creating opportunities for them to connect with Buckeye seeds in older pods. We find that often the biggest motivation for a child to master a new skill, is to see an older child doing it.  

‘Research shows that younger students work exponentially

 better when trying to model older students.’

– Dr. Gabrielle Baker, Ph.D.

Our Pre-K program is open for learners 3 or older who are able to independently ask for and use the restroom. In an effort to support our families and allow for flexible schedules, we now offer two, three and 5 day programs both half – 9am to 1pm and full – 9am to 3pm days.  Buckeye League, our before and after school program available to all Buckeye students, starts at 7:30am and runs from 3pm to 5:30pm after school.

½ Day Programs  Days In Session 9 to 1pm Tuition
2- ½ Day Program Tuesday/ Thursday $195/ month
3-½ Day Program Monday, Wednesday, Friday $275/ month
5- ½ Day Program Monday-Friday $440/ month


Full Day Programs Days In Session 9 to 3pm Tuition
2- Day Program Tuesday/ Thursday $265/ month
3-Day Program Monday, Wednesday, Friday $385/ month
5-Day Program Monday-Friday $595/ month