• Alert:

    Due to the safety of our staff and community during the Covid-19 outbreak, the Putnam County ESC Office will be closed to the public until further notice.  Our staff will be working from home.  Staff have access to their work emails.  You may also call, 419-523-5951 and leave a message.  We have limited staff working rotating schedules, that will be checking the general voicemail.  Your call will be returned to the best of our ability during this time. 

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Early Discovery Preschools

Websites to aid in-home learning while school is not in session:



www.gonoodle.com (movement activities)


Below are activities to do with your preschooler. Do what you can! These are not meant to do all at once. Check back each week for new activities! Activities have been updated on March 30, 2020.

 Letters Literacy Activities                                                check mark Daily Activities

numbersMath Activities                                                          School Art & Science Activities

Image result for occupational therapy clipart Occupational Therapy Activities                        Image result for speech therapy clipart Increasing Language Activities




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



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.



Preschool Forms (they are password protected so please call the office to start the enrollment process at 419-523-5951 ext. 3023)

Preregistration Form for Preschool Enrollment 2020-2021 
  • All families wishing to register for preschool needs to fill this form out 

Preschool Sliding Fee Scale Form

  • 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