Early Discovery Preschools

Last Updated: 7/14/2020 7:42 PM

Click the links below to read requirements and best practices that Early Discovery Preschool will be implementing in the Fall. 


Putnam County Schools and Putnam County Health Department Joint Re-Opening Agreement


Pandemic Requirements and Best Practices for Child Care Centers 

  More information will follow within the next few weeks.



Columbus Grove Elementary 
Continental Elementary
Fort Jennings Elementary

Leipsic Elementary
SUTQ logo            Miller City-New Cleveland ElementaryPS logo
Ottawa-Glandorf High School

 All of our programs are 5-Star Rated with Step Up to Quality



Science Photo Our goal is to provide quality preschool programs that nurture children while fostering an excitement and curiosity for learning.
Leipsic Photo Our programs are based on a developmental approach to education. We offer opportunities
for active
learning including Math & Science Discovery, Creative Arts, and Early Reading and Writing Skills. Our teachers are certified according to Ohio Department of Education early childhood and special education standards.
FJ Photo A preschool session includes: arrival, opening group activity, learning centers, open snack, large motor activity, closing activity, and dismissal.
MC Photo Learning Centers offer opportunities for active learning! Individual and small group experiences include: Math Discovery, Science Discovery, Writing, Creative Arts, Literacy, and Opportunities for Social Interaction.


 Preschool Brochure
 Preschool Policy Manual

Preschool Handbooks:

Columbus Grove Handbook

Continental Handbook

Fort Jennings Handbook

Leipsic Handbook

Miller City Handbook

Ottawa-Glandorf Handbook

Preschool Enrollment Packets for 2020-2021 School Year


Enrollment Form for NEW Students 



Enrollment Form for CURRENT students

A Medical Statement needs to be signed by a Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Practitioner you can print the Medical Statement here, or request to get one mailed to you. 

Please turn in a copy of:

1. Child's Birth Certificate

2. Child's Immunization Record

These can be emailed to miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org


Mailed/Hand delivered to
Putnam County Educational Service Center 
124 Putnam Parkway
Ottawa, OH 45875


Please call/text Miranda if you have any questions at 419-523-5951 (call) OR 567-208-0623 (text) 


Packets, Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, and Medical Statement must be turned in before August 10, 2020






Register for Preschool:

  • We accept calls for applications starting the 1st Monday in February for the upcoming school year.  Please call our office to start your ONLINE APPLICATION at 419-523-5951 ext 3023.

  • Children must be 3 or 4 years of age, toilet trained (unless on an IEP), and no older than 5 years of age by May 31st of the approaching school year. In accordance with State of Ohio Department of Education guidelines, children with disabilities and 4 year old children from families with limited income will be given priority.  Children living within the school district of preschool location will be given priority as well.  Open enrollment does not apply to preschool programs.



Applying for Reduced Tuition

Click here for Preschool Sliding Fee Scale Form

Income must be turned in to determine eligibility please turn in either 2019 W-2 form OR 2 current pay stubs for all parents/guardians 

Email to miranda.schnipke@putnamcountyesc.org

Mail to 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, OH 45875

Or text a picture to 567-208-0623

  • All families wishing to apply for reduced tuition needs to fill this form out
  • A free or reduced rate is available to families who qualify. See Sliding Fee Scale below to determine eligibility: 
    • TO FIGURE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SLIDING FEE SCALE                            Image result for arrow down

      1. Determine your GROSS monthly income (income before deductions)

      2. On chart below, in the first column go down to find the number of family members in your home 

      3. Then follow the line across to find your GROSS monthly income

      4. The percentage at the top of that column is the percentage of tuition you would be responsible for. ALL INCOME MUST BE VERIFIED BY THE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER.


      # of family members in your home 0% 15% 25% 40% 100%
      1 under 1,063 1,064-1,595 1,596-1,861 1,862-2,127 2,128+
      2 under 1,437 1,438-2,155 2,156-2,514 2,515-2,873 2,874+
      3 under 1,810 1,811-2,715 2,716-3,168 3,169-3,620 3,621+
      4 under 2,183 2,184-3,275 3,276-3,821 3,822-4,367 4,368+
      5 under 2,557 2,558-3,835 3,836-4,474 4,475-5,113 5,114+
      6 under 2,930 2,931-4,395 4,396-5,128 5,129-5,860 5,861+
      7 under 3,303 3,304-4,955 4,956-5,781 5,782-6,607 6,608+
      8 under 3,677 3,678-5,515 5,516-6,434 6,435-7,353 7,354+

Proof of Income must be verified by submitting 2 current pay stubs or 2019 W2 Form to
Mail to: Putnam County Educational Service Center 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, OH 45875