Early Discovery Preschools

Last Updated: 9/15/2020 3:50 PM


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

  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

Putnam County Schools and Preschool ReOpening Letter 

COVID-19 School Guidance

Preschool Handbooks:

Columbus Grove Handbook

Continental Handbook

Fort Jennings Handbook

Leipsic Handbook

Miller City Handbook

Ottawa-Glandorf Handbook 



Preschool Enrollment

Enrollment Form for NEW Students 


Enrollment Form for CURRENT students


To finish your enrollment packet please turn in:

  • Copy of Birth certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Medical Statement signed by your family doctor (click here for Medical Statement here)

Preschool Enrollment is a TWO step process:

1. Pre-Registration

a. 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. 

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 turn in a copy of your child's birth certificate, immunization record and have a medical statement on file.

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