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1920 Slabtown Road, Lima, OH 45801 Phone: 419-222-1836 Fax: 419-224-0718
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Preschool Program

Program Philosophy

It is our belief that preschool classes should be heterogeneously grouped with disabled students integrated with non-disabled students. By beginning interaction at an early age, the progression into school-age years occurs naturally.

The program serves students eligible for special education services as preschool with disabilities; as well as, typically developing 3, 4, and 5-year-old children.

In a caring and positive atmosphere, we create a warm and happy place for preschoolers to learn. As we bridge the gap from home to school, we guide children to a continued good self-image while building social skills in a school setting. Sensory, motor, perceptual and language skills are introduced through materials and activities that are both child-centered and teacher-directed. Work is planned which emphasizes the process rather than the product, fostering a sense of accomplishment and pride.

Based on the theory that children learn through play, classroom routines encourage active involvement and meaningful experimentation. Schedules are designed which balance structure and free choice, as well as active and quiet times. The intent of this program is to formulate a diverse, yet age appropriate set of active learning experiences that will allow children to engage in: exploration and discovery; self expression through music, movement and art; active listening to reading by adults; organized play; independent play; and multi-sensory stimulation.

Preschool Vision Statement

To provide a safe environment in which each child can develop and learn.

Preschool Mission Statement

The educational opportunities provided will reflect the view that all areas of development (cognitive, language, social emotional, physical, and adaptive) will be enhanced through a variety of planned and research based learning activities and instructional strategies. Our program is an active partnership between the school, the student, the home, and the community.

Contact us

Julia Yeagle
Director of Preschool
419-221-1262 ext. 6007

Heidi Mirus 
Administrative Assistant
(Contact for Registration Information)
419-221-1262 ext. 6011

Preschool Location Sites

ACESC Preschool at Marimor

Laura Butcher, Teacher
Natalie Mayse, Assistant
Brittany Cunningham, Teacher
Brittney Borger, Assistant
Cayla Ong, Teacher
Bailee Waller, Assistant
Nicole Line, Teacher
Theresa Long, Assistant
Jennifer Whitehead,Teacher
Kathy Schmiesing,  Assistant

*Follow ESC/Bath Delays
Mornings: 8:15 am - 11:00 am
1-Hour Delay: 9:15 - 11:00  
2-Hour Delay:(Plan B) 10:00 - 12:00 pm
3-Hour Delay:  Cancelled
Cancel:  Cancelled
Afternoons: 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
1-Hour Delay: 11:45 am- 2:30 pm
2-Hour Delay: (Plan B) 12:45- 2:45p
3-Hour Delay: 11:45a- 2:30p
Cancel: Cancelled

ELIDA Preschool

Phone: 419-338.6850
Shalyn Dotson, Teacher
Lora Market, Assistant
Jeremy Stemen, Assistant
Tyler Leatherman, Teacher
Michelle Diglia, Assistant
Sonja Wallace, Assistant

*Follow Elida Delays
Mornings: 8:40 - 11:50 am
1-Hour Delay: 9:40 - 12:20
2-Hour Delay (Plan B) 10:40 - 12:50
3-Hour Delay: Cancelled
Cancel:  Cancelled
Afternoons: 12:35 - 3:45 pm
1-Hour Delay: 1:05 - 3:45
2-Hour Delay: (Plan B) 1:35 - 3:45
3-Hour Delay: 12:35 - 3:45  
Cancel: Cancelled


Tiffany Maas,Teacher
Tammy Morrison, Assistant
Jennifer Snipes, Teacher
Ginger Stiles, Assistant

*Follow Spencerville Delays
Mornings:  9:00 - 11:45 am
1-Hour Delay: 10:00 - 11:45
2-Hour Delay: (Plan B) 10:00 - 12:00
3-Hour Delay: Cancelled
Cancel:  Cancelled
Afternoons: 12:45 pm - 3:30 pm
1-Hour Delay: 12:45 - 3:30
2-Hour Delay: (Plan B) 1:00 - 3:30
3-Hour Delay: 12:45 - 3:30
Cancel: Cancelled