• Alert:

    The Putnam County ESC Office remains closed to the public. We are not conducting fingerprinting at this time.  We have limited staff working working in the office at any one time.  Staff are working from home and can be reached through email.  You may call or leave a message for someone at, 419-523-5951. 

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Early Discovery Preschools

Preschool Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year:

You will find the enrollment form in the middle of this page labeled Enrollment Form.

Everything must be turned in before your child can start preschool for the 2020-2021 school year

1. Enrollment Form 
2. Medical Statement (must be completed annually)
3. Immunization Record
4. Birth Certificate


Below are community resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you need more information please call the office at 419-523-5951.


*The Leipsic Community Center is hosting a drive-thru community dinner (limit 4 per vehicle) typically on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. Look them on Facebook for exact dates, times, and menus!


*Once a month there is a Food Distribution in our parking lot sponsored by KNAP Sack. Check back for May's date.


*Here is a link for all Putnam County Resources 



Columbus Grove Elementary 
Continental Elementary
Fort Jennings Elementary

Leipsic Elementary
SUTQ logo            Miller City-New Cleveland ElementaryPS logo
Ottawa-Glandorf High School

 All of our programs are 5-Star Rated with Step Up to Quality



Science Photo Our goal is to provide quality preschool programs that nurture children while fostering an excitement and curiosity for learning.
Leipsic Photo 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.
FJ Photo A preschool session includes: arrival, opening group activity, learning centers, open snack, large motor activity, closing activity, and dismissal.
MC Photo 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.


 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 Packets for 2020-2021 School Year

This will take around 15-20 minutes to fill out 


Click Here for Enrollment Form for NEW Students 


Click here for Enrollment Form for CURRENT students


A Medical Statement needs to be signed by a Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Practitioner you can print the Medical Statement here, or request to get one mailed to you. 


Please turn in a copy of:

1. Child's Birth Certificate

2. Child's Immunization Record

These can be emailed to miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org


Mailed/Hand delivered (after stay at home order) to
Putnam County Educational Service Center 
124 Putnam Parkway
Ottawa, OH 45875


Please call/text Miranda if you have any questions at 567-208-0623 (Miranda's temporary office number)


Packets, Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, and Medical Statement must be turned in before June 15, 2020






Register for Preschool:

  • We accept calls for applications starting the 1st Monday in February for the upcoming school year.  Please call our office to start your ONLINE APPLICATION at 419-523-5951 ext 3023.

  • 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.



Applying for Reduced Tuition

Click here for Preschool Sliding Fee Scale Form

Income must be turned in to determine eligibility please turn in either 2019 W-2 form OR 2 current pay stubs for all parents/guardians 

Email to miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org

Mail to 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, OH 45875

Or text a picture to 567-208-0623

  • All families wishing to apply for reduced tuition needs to fill this form out
  • A free or reduced rate is available to families who qualify. See Sliding Fee Scale below to determine eligibility: 
    • TO FIGURE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SLIDING FEE SCALE                            Image result for arrow down

      1. Determine your GROSS monthly income (income before deductions)

      2. On chart below, in the first column go down to find the number of family members in your home 

      3. Then follow the line across to find your GROSS monthly income

      4. The percentage at the top of that column is the percentage of tuition you would be responsible for. ALL INCOME MUST BE VERIFIED BY THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER.


      # of family members in your home 0% 15% 25% 40% 100%
      1 under 1,063 1,064-1,595 1,596-1,861 1,862-2,127 2,128+
      2 under 1,437 1,438-2,155 2,156-2,514 2,515-2,873 2,874+
      3 under 1,810 1,811-2,715 2,716-3,168 3,169-3,620 3,621+
      4 under 2,183 2,184-3,275 3,276-3,821 3,822-4,367 4,368+
      5 under 2,557 2,558-3,835 3,836-4,474 4,475-5,113 5,114+
      6 under 2,930 2,931-4,395 4,396-5,128 5,129-5,860 5,861+
      7 under 3,303 3,304-4,955 4,956-5,781 5,782-6,607 6,608+
      8 under 3,677 3,678-5,515 5,516-6,434 6,435-7,353 7,354+

Proof of Income must be verified by submitting 2 current pay stubs or 2019 W2 Form to
Mail to: Putnam County Educational Service Center 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, OH 45875