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Preschool Program

Melissa Puhalla - Early Childhood Supervisor 

Emily Walker - Early Childhood Coordinator
Kathy Baumiller - Early Childhood Secretary
How do I enroll my child in preschool?
Your child can be enrolled if they are 3 years old by December 1st or they can begin preschool if they turn 3 years of age after December 1st. Our preschool program enrolls children ages 3 and 4.  
You can pick up a preschool enrollment application:
  • at the school building
  • at the Board of Education located at East High School, 474 Bennington Ave, Youngstown, Ohio Room 054
  • or contact the Preschool Office at 330-744-7324 and one will be mailed to you 


What is the Preschool curriculum?

The Creative Curriculum has been adopted by the Youngstown City Schools Preschool Program as its' curriculum and evaluation system.  It consists of developmentally appropriate activities and approaches which meet the individual needs of children.  The curriculum is aligned with the Early Learning and Development Standards adopted by the Ohio State Board of Education.
Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs.
The following sites have received a 5 star rating: Martin Luther King, Choffin, Harding,
Paul C. Bunn, McGuffey, Taft, Williamson, Wilson, and Kirkmere.      

 Choffin  Jennifer Eaves
 Harding   Sarah Circelli
   Kirsten Coonce
 Kirkmere  Melinda Dubic
   Gia Marra
   Kalean Lipps
 Martin Luther King  Kristina Merola
   Sarah Czerwinski
 McGuffey  Melissa Kerr
   Amanda Root
   Emily Murphy
   Linda Rupchak
   Teresa Sanchez
 Paul C. Bunn  Jill Cuscino
   Sarah Tessean
   Abbie Lawrence
 Taft   Cindy Baun
   Allie Baklarz
 Volney  Lisa Mook
   Janet Hartman 
 Williamson   Nicole Goontz
   Melissa Cooper
 Wilson  Nicole Ross
   Marcy Cinco 
"The children discover learning through play as we capture their hearts from the start!"

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