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Mercer County ESC Preschool

Childhood is a gallery of firsts...firsts experiences, first friendships, first challenges, first hopes, first dream, first surprises, and first success.


Preschool Application

Click HERE to download the
2018-19 Preschool Application


 *All openings for typicals in the Coldwater classroom have been filled
as of January 2, 2018 and all openings for typicals in the Marion Local classroom have been filled as of March 6, 2018. If you would like to put your child on the waiting list,
please call Janice Diller at 419-586-6628.*

If you are concerned about your child's progress, he/she may be screened at the Early Screenings held in the Spring in each school district in the county ... OR call the Mercer County Educational Service Center at 419-586-6628 and talk to Valerie Scott, Preschool Supervisor. Services are free to residents of Mercer County school districts: Celina City Schools, Coldwater Exempted Village Schools, Fort Recovery Local Schools, Marion Local Schools, Parkway Local Schools and St. Henry Consolidated Local Schools.

Programs Options

  • Preschool Itinerant Services. These services are provided by preschool special education teachers in two different methods of service: 1) Services delivered in the home environment. 2) Services delivered to a child attending a public or private preschool.

  • Center-based Services. These services are classroom programs that provide group educational experiences to children led by preschool special education teachers.

  • Related Services. These services are available to children who qualify in one of the following areas: communication, hearing, vision, social-emotional/behavioral functioning, motor functioning, adaptive behavior, cognitive ability.

Mercer County Educational Service Center Quality Programming...

  • Encourages curiosity, initiative, persistence, and self confidence- all attitudes which lead to life-long learning.
  • Helps children develop thinking and problem- solving skills. Expand the knowledge of self, others, and the physical and social world.
  • Enhances the development of the whole child, including his learning, communication, physical, and social skills.
  • Enables children to see adults as respectful, nurturing, supportive, responsible, and helping resources.