MVESC Preschool Programs

Explore the information below to contact our staff about the preschool program in your school district. Apply today for 2024-2025 school year 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 2024-2025 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.

Delayed development?

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.

Special Education

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.

2023 – 2024 Supply Lists, Perry County Student-Teacher Handbook, and Open House Schedules

Supply lists for the upcoming school year are now available!

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

Let’s work together to improve education.