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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.  

New - Returning Students

Registration opened on Thursday, April 21, 2022, for the 2022-2023 school year.

To complete the registration process:

  1. Contact Angel Schroeder, Preschool Secretary to start the enrollment process, making sure spots for preschool are available. 
  2. Complete Final Forms (accessible on the District website) once approval is received

  3. Turn in all required documents to the building secretary 

    • Oakwood Elementary - Tara Miller

    • Paulding Elementary - Angie Johnson

  4. Complete ECE Grant application for free or reduced tuition

    • Requires proof of income (if applying)

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

    • 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/ Parent Identification

  • Custody Documents (if applicable)


Registration Notes:

  • Start dates will be determined once all steps are completed.

  • 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 -