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 Monday – Thursday each week.