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 alison.sayre@west.k12.oh.us.

Washington-Nile Local School District's Early Childhood Center (Preschool Program) is a 5 STAR Quality Rated Program. The Early Childhood Center provide a strong foundation for young children preparing to enter kindergarten. Children explore, through developmentally appropriate play - with Ohio's new Birth-Kindergarten Entry Early Learning and Development Standards as the focal point for each child's growth and development. Head Preschool teachers (Amy Berry and Alisha Adkins) are highly qualified professionals with bachelor's degrees in the field of early childhood education. These teachers work in close collaboration with our Head Start Teachers.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Preschool children must be 4 years of age by September 30, must not be eligible for kindergarten, meet all eligibility guidelines, and must be potty trained. A copy of the birth certificate must be submitted with the application.

2. Gross family income must be at or below 200% on Federal Poverty Guidelines. Family must provide documentation with application. Two consecutive paystubs or 1040 annual tax report will be accepted.

3. Completed application (Eligibility Screening Tool on file).

Question regarding the Preschool Program (ECC) may be directed to Alison Sayre, Curriculum/Federal Programs Coordinator (828-1116) or alison.sayre@westsenators.org.

 

Ohio Senator Joseph W. Uecker recently visited PWE preschool classrooms. Pictured with Senator Uecker are Mike Scarpino and George Goddard with COAD and Mr. Platzer ES principal.

 

 

 

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