MVESC Preschool Programs
Explore the information below to contact our staff about the preschool program in your school district. Apply today using our online application! If you are interested in enrolling your student for preschool at Trimble Local, please contact Krystal McFarland at 740-452-4518.
Where we serve
During the 2023-2024 school year, Muskingum Valley Preschool will have several locations and programs to serve children in Caldwell Exempted Village Schools, East Muskingum Local Schools, New Lexington Schools, Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools, Northern Local Schools, Trimble Local Schools, and West Muskingum Local Schools.
Who we serve
We serve both children who are typically developing and children with an identified special need. Children enrolled must be three years of age and cannot be five years old by August 1 of the current school year, unless on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
When we serve
In general, our preschools operate according to the local elementary schedule and bus routes. We provide a breakfast and afternoon snack. Most of our sites offer a hot lunch through the school lunch program.
See individual school district schedules.
How we serve
We believe children learn best through play and hands-on experiences that encourage self-discovery, confidence and independence. There is a balance of adult-directed and child-selected activities. Opportunities are planned to be respectful of each child’s age, ability and family background. Our program offers health and educational services to all children. Specialized services will be offered to children with specialized needs.
Our teachers use the Develop, Inspire and Grow (DIG) curriculum in all classrooms to guide the planning of appropriate and meaningful learning and experiences. The DIG curriculum is aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards.
Child Find, part of a federal law called the Individuals with Disbialities Education Act (IDEA) is a legal requirement that schools find all children who have disabilities and who may be entitled to special education services.
If you suspect your preschool child may have a delay in the area(s) of speech and language, fine or gross motor skills, vision or general developmental concerns, and you live in Caldwell, Crooksville, East Muskingum, New Lexington, Newcomerstown, Northern Local or West Muskingum School Districts, learn more on our Child Find page.
Services range from itinerant support in local child-care settings to classroom-based special education services. They are based on each child’s individual needs, as determined by the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team, and must be approved by the child’s district of residence.
Preschool Contact Details
Explore information below to contact, see classroom schedules or ask additional questions about the preschool program in your school district. Go here for a listing of preschool teachers/aides.
- Muskingum, Noble and Tuscarawas Counties – Main Office –740-452-4518
- Perry County – Junction City Elementary Office – 740-343-0680
2023 – 2024 Supply Lists, Perry County Student-Teacher Handbook, and Open House Schedules
Supply lists for the upcoming school year are now available!
- Caldwell Site #1
- Caldwell Site #2
- Caldwell Site #3
- Caldwell Site #4
- New Concord
- Perry Elementary
- Pike Elementary
- Junction City Hupp
- Junction City Severance
- Junction City Silverman (Monday-Tuesday)
- Junction City Silverman (Thursday-Friday)
- New Lexington Hittle
- New Lexington Holland
- Northern Local Glenford at Sheridan Middle School Blosser
- Northern Local Glenford at Sheridan Middle School Phillips
- Northern Local Somerset Gordon
- Northern Local Somerset Powell
- Northern Local Thornville Robertson
- Southern Local (Millcreek Preschool)
- Trimble Local
- West Muskingum
- Muskingum Valley Preschool Partners at West Muskingum Middle School
Click here to download the Handbook for our Preschool Programs in Perry County, including the New Lexington Panther Cub Academy.
2023-2024 Open House Schedules
West Muskingum M/T & Th/F classes (housed at West Muskingum Middle School)
Monday, August 21st, 2023 – 5pm to 7pm
Preschool Partners (housed at West Muskingum Middle School)
Thursday, August 24th, 2023 – 5pm to 6pm