Washington-Nile Local School District’s Early Childhood Center (Preschool Program) houses 54 children at Portsmouth West Elementary School. The ECE is a five-star rated Step Up to Quality program (the highest rating that can be received). Preschool children must be 4 years of age by September 30 and must be potty trained. Washington-Nile Schools provides transportation to/from children’s homes to PWES on the elementary bus routes/times. Preschool is scheduled for MondayThursday each week.

Parents interested in preschool for their child(ren) are encouraged to contact or stop by Portsmouth West Elementary School (740-858-1116). Preschool spots are filled based on state guidelines/criteria: income, family needs and each child’s age. Questions regarding the Preschool Program (ECC) may be directed to Alison Sayre, Curriculum/Federal Programs Coordinator (740-858-1116) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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