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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.

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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.