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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 services children ages 3- 5.  
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 and Williamson.  Wilson is currently awaiting onsite visit to obtain their rating.  Kirkmere and Volney is in the process of applying.    

 Choffin  Andrea DiNardo
 Harding   Sarah Circelli/Linda Rupchak
   Kirsten Coonce
 Kirkmere  Melinda Dubic
   Gia Marra
   Vanessa Lowden/Michelle Perez
 Martin Luther King  Jennifer Munholand/Marcy Cinco
 McGuffey  Melissa Kerr
   Amanda Root
   Sarah Tesean
   Debra Wood
   Dina Yacoub
 Paul C. Bunn  Jill Cuscino
   Kalean Lipps
   Leah Kardoulias/Abbie Lawrence
 Taft   Erika Laudermilt/Shari Zackasee
   Andrea Seguin 
 Volney  Janet Hartman/Lisa Mook
 Williamson   Laura Campana
 Wilson  Nicole Ross
   Cheryl Vanatsky 
"The children discover learning through play as we capture their hearts from the start!"

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