Early Discovery Preschools

Last Updated: 3/23/2022 2:26 PM


Columbus Grove, Continental, Fort Jennings, Leipsic, Miller City-New Cleveland, and Ottawa Glandorf

Children must be 3 or 4 years of age, fully toilet trained (unless on an IEP), and no older than 5 years of age by May 31st of the approaching school year.

  Our goal is to provide quality preschool programs that nurture children while fostering an excitement and curiosity for learning.
  Our programs are based on a developmental approach to education. We offer opportunities
for active learning including Math & Science Discovery, Creative Arts, and Early Reading and Writing Skills. Our teachers are certified according to Ohio Department of Education early childhood and special education standards.
  A preschool session includes: arrival, opening group activity, learning centers, open snack, large motor activity, closing activity, and dismissal.

Learning Centers offer opportunities for active learning! Individual and small group experiences include: Math Discovery, Science Discovery, Writing, Creative Arts, Literacy, and Opportunities for Social Interaction.

Children must be 3 or 4 years of age, toilet trained (unless on an IEP), and no older than 5 years of age by May 31st of the approaching school year. In accordance with State of Ohio Department of Education guidelines, children with disabilities and 4 year old children from families with limited income will be given priority.  Children living within the school district of preschool location will be given priority as well.  Open enrollment does not apply to preschool programs.

 Preschool Brochure
 Preschool Policy Manual

Preschool Handbooks:

Columbus Grove Handbook

Continental Handbook

Fort Jennings Handbook

Leipsic Handbook

Miller City Handbook

Ottawa-Glandorf Handbook 



Preschool Enrollment

Enrollment Forms

Current Student Enrollment Packet 2022-2023 

New Student Enrollment Packet 2022-2023

All students need to turn in an updated Medical Statement signed by their family doctor

Medical Statement (click to open and print) If you do not have access to a printer please email the preschool office and request a paper copy to be mailed to you. 

New students will also need to turn in a copy of their birth certificate and immunization record. You can email them to Miranda, or mail/hand deliver to the preschool office. 


Please contact Miranda if you have any questions

Office: 419-523-5951 ext. 3023

Office Cell: 567-208-0623 (for texting)

Email: miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org 


Sliding Fee Scale for Reduced or Free Tuition

If you are interested in in reduced tuition, please fill out the Sliding Fee Scale Form below. Reduced or free tuition is based on your gross income and household size. If you qualify for Medicaid, Food Stamps, or WIC then you may qualify for reduced or free tuition. Guidelines are based upon Federal Poverty Standards 2022 (click to open the Federal Poverty Standards to determine eligibility).

Preschool Sliding Fee Scale Form 2022-2023

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Pre-Registration and Enrollment process below!

Preschool Enrollment is a TWO step process:

1. Pre-Registration

a. We accept calls for applications starting February 1st for the upcoming school year.  Please call our office to get the password for the online application at 419-523-5951 ext 3023. 

b. You will be notified by email at the beginning of April if your child is enrolled or on a wait-list. 


2. Enrollment or Wait-List

a. If you received the email notification your child is enrolled, you will be directed to fill out the online Enrollment Form, and the following needs turned in BEFORE your child can start preschool: copy of your child's birth certificate, immunization record and a  Medical Statement (click to open and print)

b. If you received the email notification that your child is wait-listed, we will keep your child on our wait-list for the current school year. Our wait-list does not carry over to the next school year. If we have any openings you will be notified.



  • Tuition is due on the 10th of every month starting in September and ending in May. Call the preschool office for your tuition statement.
  • We offer Reduced Tuition. To qualify, contact the preschool office to start the application. Families will also need to turn in proof of income (2 current pay stubs or W-2 tax form).
  •  Click here: Sliding Fee Scale to see if you may be eligible for reduced tuition



Please contact Miranda if you have any questions

Office: 419-523-5951

Cell: 567-208-0623 (text)

Email: miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org