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Preschool Physical Form

Preschool Financial Assistance

Panther Preschool

Our goal is to provide an enriching, quality school program for children between 3 and 5 years old.  We provide special education services for children with disabilities and offer an inclusive environment for all children.  

The program is center-based, operating on Monday- Thursday for four half days.  The morning session is from 7:45-11:00, while the afternoon session is from 11:45-3:00.   

The District offers the Early Childhood Education Grant for families who meet the income requirements.  The grant is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education and allows children age four by the start of the school year to attend preschool without the cost of tuition.  Children who do not meet the age eligibility will have tuition assistance through the District’s Sliding Scale Fee Program.  

Returning Students - If you are enrolled with Paulding Elementary or Oakwood Elementary Preschool for this current school year, 2021-2022, your enrollment will continue or roll over for the 2022-2023 school year.  You will need to have an updated physical completed and an updated financial application with proof of income.

New Students - Please contact the Special Education and Early Learning Office at (419) 399-4656, extension 1228.

To complete the registration process:

  1. Complete Final Forms (accessible on the District website)

  2. Turn in all required documents to the building secretary (Oakwood Elementary - Tara Miller or Paulding Elementary - Angie Johnson

  3. Complete ECE Grant application for free or reduced tuition -  Requires proof of income (if applying)

  4. A screening will be scheduled for the next available screening date

  5. (Screenings will be held at Oakwood and Paulding Elementary Buildings)

  6. Parents will be notified of acceptance and tuition determination

Required Documents:

  • Birth certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • Immunization records

  • Proof of Residency

  • Custody Documents (if applicable)

Registration Notes:

  • If registration is completed after August 8, 2022, the start date will be after Labor Day.

  • Preschool screening or orientation appointments will NOT be scheduled until the registration process is completed.

  • The teacher will contact parents in early August to schedule Orientation appointments - on August 23, 24, 25, 2022

Developmental Screenings

If you have specific concerns about your child’s developmental growth, please contact the Special Education and Early Learning Office directly at (419) 399-4656, extension 1228.  Or at the email addresses listed below.

Loni Porinchok, Director -

Angel Schroeder, Secretary -

Dave Lamb, School Psychologist -