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Preschool Program

Melissa Puhalla - Early Childhood Supervisor 
330.744.7325
melissa.puhalla@youngstown.k12.oh.us

Emily Walker - Early Childhood Coordinator
330.744.7382
emily.walker@youngstown.k12.oh.us
 
Kathy Baumiller - Early Childhood Secretary
330.744.7324
kathleen.baumiller@youngstown.k12.oh.us
 
  
How do I enroll my child in preschool?
Your child can be enrolled if they are 3 years old by December 1. If your child is younger, you must wait until after the child turns 3 for him or her to begin preschool. 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.      

 PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS   PRESCHOOL STAFF
 Choffin  Jennifer Eaves
 Harding   Kirsten Coonce
   Janet Hartman
 Martin Luther King  Nicole Goontz
   Kristina Merola
Chaney Middle at the McGuffey Campus  Kalean Lipps
   Melinda Dubic
   Teresa Sanchez
   Emily Murphy
   Nicole Parise
 Paul C. Bunn  Jill Cuscino
   Sarah Tessean
   Abbie Lawrence

 Sarah Circelli
 Taft   Cindy Baun
   Alexandria Baklarz
 Volney  Marcy Cinco
   Gia Marra 
   
   

 
   
   
 
                                            
                                                                          
 
 
 
 
 
"The children discover learning through play as we capture their hearts from the start!"

 
 
 
 
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