Muskingum Valley Preschool - Muskingum County

The Muskingum Valley Preschool - Muskingum County currently operates early childhood education classrooms in four Muskingum County school districts.  The program targets at-risk children and families and children with disabilities. Children ages three to five years old, following the local district cut-off dates for kindergarten, may be eligible to attend from the following districts:

  • East Muskingum Local Schools
  • Franklin Local Schools
  • Tri-Valley Local Schools
  • West Muskingum Local Schools

Muskingum Valley Preschool offers comprehensive services modeled from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Early Learning Program Guidelines, as well as the local school district continuous improvement plan for student achievement. Classroom activities and lesson plans are aligned with The Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards and provide fun learning experiences in the areas of:

  • Approaches toward learning
  • Cognitive development
  • Language and literacy development
  • Physical well being and motor development
  • Social-emotional development

Children attend either two or four full days a week and receive transportation and meals from the school district. The program offers a sliding-fee tuition scale for families of children who do not have disabilities.  Children with disabilities may be five years old after the local district cut-off date.  Children with disabilities receive special education services based on their individual specialized education.  The program is funded with grant monies from ODE and local school district support.

For more information, contact Elaine Dodson, Muskingum County Preschool Coordinator, at

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to get my child enrolled in the Muskingum Valley Preschool - Muskingum County program?

Complete the application and turn in the required attachments to MVESC. You will be contacted about the enrollment status of your child once your application is received. All required forms can be downloaded from the 'Read More' link below.
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I need a copy of the parent handbook.

The Muskingum Valley Preschool-Muskingum County parent handbook can be accessed by clicking the link below.
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What do preschoolers learn?

The Ohio Department of Education has developed Early Learning Content Standards for preschool children. The standards describe what children should know and be able to do at the end of their preschool years. To view the preschool Early Learning Content Standards click the "read more" link.
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