In collaboration with your local school system, the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West offers an award winning Early Childhood (preschool) Program.

We offer a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children who have delayed development, are “at-risk” for academic difficulties, or are “typically” developing.” Our curriculum is language based and focuses on play and hands-on experiential learning. Teachers assist your child in the development of cognitive skills, social and emotional development, and physical development through active learning.

We serve students who reside in following districts:

  • Anthony Wayne 
  • Maumee
  • Springfield
  • Ottawa Hills
  • Washington Local

We are proud to announce that all of the sites within our ESC of Lake Erie West Early Childhood Consortium have received the prestigious Five-Star Rating!

Five-Star Rating
ESC of Lake Erie West 5-Star Early Childhood Programs

 

Please contact us if you would like more information about our top quality early childhood program!

Click here for our preschool handbook.

Click here for the Diagnostic Process Guide.

Here are our fees:

Typical Tuition:          $230.00 (per month) per student

Income Eligible:         Sliding scale per student (call for more information)

Special Needs:            No charge

 

 


Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

 

All ESC of Lake Erie West preschools have received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio. The five star rated programs are located at Union Elementary (serving Maumee Schools); Waterville Elementary (serving Anthony Wayne Schools); Dorr Elementary (serving Springfield Schools); and the Westwood Learning Center (serving Washington Local Schools). The award is given in recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of young children.

Step Up To Quality is a rating system that awards one to five stars to learning and development programs that go above and beyond minimum licensing standards. Star-rated programs lay the foundation for children’s learning and development and build skills that are important for success in school and in life.

Programs with star ratings:

  • Have highly trained teachers,
  • Have lower staff/child ratios,
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child,
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children,
  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting,
  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families, and
  • Use input from families and community partners’ to inform the program’s continuous improvement process.

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills.  For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state. 
 

To learn more, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org

A Parent Mentor is the parent of a child with a disability who is available to help parents of a child suspected of or diagnosed with a disability. The Parent Mentor provides training, support, and information services to help families and educators communicate effectively to ensure that students with disabilities receive a meaningful and appropriate education.

Services provided by the Parent Mentor include guiding families through the special education process, attending meetings with families to offer support, and helping to build collaborative partnerships between families and schools. Our parent education program also provides a lending library with resources for families to borrow on a variety of topics related to disabilities and special education. All services are provided to families free of charge.

Parent Mentor Brochure

Overview Presentation - download - (.ppsx file)

Please contact our Parent Mentor if you have any questions or need support. She has been through the process and can help!

Contact:

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

The Parent Mentor collaborates with community agencies to organize and support trainings that may be of interest to parents.

Parent Trainings are offered in collaboration with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

December 12, 2017 Dyslexia Training

Please contact our Parent Mentor if you have any questions or need support. Contact:

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

One program supported by the Parent Mentor is the Sibshop Program. This program is focused on siblings of children with disabilities who are ages 9-16. Sibshops are lively, action-packed workshops that celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for others a not-so-good things, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another- if they are given a chance. The Sibshop model mixes information and discussion activities with new games designed to be unique, off-beat and appealing to a wide ability range and special guests.

More information about attending the program for the 2017-2018 school year will be available soon.

National Sibling Support Project

Contact: Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org


 

Payments can be accepted in person at the time of enrollment, by mail, or in person at the ESC of Lake Erie West administration office located at 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620 (click for map).

For online payments, please click here: https://www.localevelevents.com/events/details/3202

If you have any questions about billing, contact Cindy Hammye at chammye@esclakeeriewest.org or via phone at 419.246.3113

 

Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

 

The ESC of Lake Erie West Early Childhood Program at Waterville Elementary has been awarded a 5-Star Rating!
 

Below you will find information about where to register as well as classroom hours. 

Anthony Wayne

Registration is completed through the ESC of Lake Erie West (contact numbers below).

Waterville Elementary

Monclova Elementary - *New Site!

 

School Days:  Monday - Thursday & SOME FRIDAYS

  • Our preschool program follows the Anthony Wayne Local Schools district calendar
  • Please check with your preschool teacher regarding calamity days (snow, fog) and delays.
  • Friday dates: August 25, September 8, September 22, October 13, November 10, December 1, December 8, January 5, February 9, March 9, March 23, April 13, &May 11

Hours:                             

  • AM Session: 8:30am-11:30am  
  • PM Session: 12:30pm-3:30pm

 

Click here for our preschool handbook.

Click here for the Diagnostic Process Guide.


Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

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Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West

Administrative Offices 
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo Ohio 43620

T: 419.245.4150
F: 419.245.4186

 

 

 

The ESC of Lake Erie West Early Childhood Program at Union has been awarded a 5-Star Rating!

 

Below you will find information about where to register as well as classroom hours. 

 

Maumee City Schools

How-To Register (Tutorial)

Click HERE to Register through Maumee Local Schools.

Early Childhood Site:  Union Elementary

School Days:  Monday - Thursday and two Fridays

  • Our preschool program follows the Maumee City Schools district calendar
  • Please check with your preschool teacher regarding calamity days (snow, fog) and delays.
  • Two added Friday Dates: Sept. 8 & Feb. 9

 

Hours:                             

  • AM Session:  8:15am-11:30am  *Pick-up begins at 11:20am. 
  • PM Session: 12:00pm - 3:15pm * Pick-up begins at 3:00pm.

 

Click here for our preschool handbook.

Click here for the Diagnostic Process Guide.

 


For more information call:

Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

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Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West

Administrative Offices 
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo Ohio 43620

T: 419.245.4150
F: 419.245.4186

 

ESC of Lake Erie West Early Childhood Program at Westwood has been awarded a 5-Star rating!

 

Openings at Washington Local Schools
Income Eligible Families may qualify for free or reduced tuition in our Early Childhood Program!

Below you will find information about where to register as well as classroom hours. 

Washington Local Schools 

Washington Local Schools Logo

 

Washington Local Schools - Click HERE to register your child


 

Ottawa Hills Schools

Ottawa Hills Schools Logo

Ottawa Hills registration is completed through the ESC of Lake Erie West (contact numbers below).


Location:  Westwood Building:  3939 Wrenwood, Toledo OH

 

School Days:  Monday - Thursday 

  • Our preschool program at Westwood follows the Washington Local Schools district calendar
  • Please check with your preschool teacher regarding calamity days (snow, fog) and delays. 

 

Hours:                             

  • AM Session: 8:15am-11:30am  
  • PM Session: 12:30pm-3:45pm

Click here for our preschool handbook.

Click here for the Diagnostic Process Guide.

 


Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

 

 

The ESC of Lake Erie West Early Childhood Program at Dorr has been awarded a 5-Star Rating
 

 

Early Childhood Openings - Springfield
Income eligible families at Springfield Local Schools  may qualify for free or reduced tuition to our award winning Early Childhood Program!

 

Below you will find information about where to register as well as classroom hours. 

 

Springfield Local Schools:  Dorr Elementary

School Days:   Monday - Thursday

  • Our preschool program follows the Springfield Local Schools district calendar
  • Please check with your preschool teacher regarding calamity days (snow, fog) and delays.

Hours:                       

  • AM Session: 8:05am-11:20am     
  • PM Session: 12:00pm-3:15pm

Click here for our preschool handbook.

Click here for the Diagnostic Process Guide.

 


Early Childhood Program Office
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
3939 Wrenwood
Toledo OH 43623
Telephone: 419.473.2237
FAX: 419.725.2063

Office of Student Services
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.245-3809
Email:etolson@esclakeeriewest.org

Paige Paneff, Early Childhood Supervisor
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo OH 43620
Telephone: 419.246.3131
Email:ppaneff@esclakeeriewest.org

Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor
Telephone: 419.214.3066
Email: wsmenner@esclakeeriewest.org

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Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West

Administrative Offices 
2275 Collingwood Boulevard
Toledo Ohio 43620

T: 419.245.4150
F: 419.245.4186

 

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