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Preschool Program

Melissa Puhalla - Early Childhood Supervisor 
Kelly Fry - 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 20 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio
  • 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, and Taft. Our remaining sites are currently awaiting onsite visits to obtain their rating.
Preschools Locations                     Preschool Staff
Choffin Preschool:                             Andrea DiNardo/Jennifer Munholand
Harding Preschool:                            Sarah Vasilchek/Janet Hartman
                                                           Kirsten Coonce  
Martin Luther King Preschool:           
McGuffey Preschool Preschool:        Melissa Kerr/Debra Wood
                                                           Rachel Carter  
                                                                          Maggie Shearer/Dina Yacoub                                                                              Kristen Moyer
Paul C. Bunn Preschool:                    Laura Campana 
                                                                            Jill Cuscino 
                                                           Kalean Lipps 
                                                                            Abbie Lawrence/Leah Kardoulias 
Taft Preschool:                                   Erika Laudermilt/Shari Zackasee
                                                                           Andrea Seguin 
Wilson Preschool:                             Nicole Parise 
                                                                           Cheryl Vanatsky  
Kirkmere Preschool:                         Melinda Dubic
                                                         Gia Marra
                                                         Vanessa Lowden
                                                                      Jamie McFerren  
Volney Preschool:                            Lisa Mook/Linda Rupchak 

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

20 W. Wood Street    Youngstown, OH 44503    330.744.6900
20 W. Wood Street | Youngstown, OH 44503 | 330.744.6900
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