MVESC Preschool Programs

Celebrating 29 years of Excellence in Preschool Education

It is the mission of Muskingum Valley Preschool Programs to connect with children and families to create high quality, affordable programs that contribute to Kindergarten readiness for all students.

Since 1989, MVESC has operated a collaborative preschool program built on a shared mission and strong partnership with school districts, Head Start, Help Me Grow and  County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

Our Muskingum Valley Preschool serves more than 500 children ages 3 to 5 years old. Our programs provide instruction to children with disabilities and to children who are developing typically in inclusionary settings.

We offer a continuum of preschool service delivery models based on the needs of each child:

  1. Preschool Special Education classrooms
  2. Preschool Special Education Itinerant services
  3. Preschool classrooms

Program Funding Sources

  • Local district funds
  • State grants and general funding
  • Federal special education funding
  • Tuition collected from families
  • MVESC General Fund
  • Head Start partnership contract

Available Programs

Muskingum County Districts

Perry County Districts

East Muskingum Local Crooksville Exempted Village
Franklin Local New Lexington City
Tri-Valley Local Northern Local
West Muskingum Local  


Krystal McFarland is the Muskingum Valley Preschool Director and Elaine Dodson is the Muskingum County Preschool Coordinator. For more information about Muskingum County programs, contact Stacy Stoneburner, Administrative Assistant, at 740-452-4518 or

Lisa Gormley is the Perry County Preschool Supervisor. For more information about Perry County programs, contact Jamie Carney or Kim Green, Administrative Assistants, at 740-343-0680 or or