PreschoolThe mission of the Findlay City Schools Preschool Program is to provide the children with a variety of age-appropriate play, literacy, learning experiences, technology exploration, and social activities so that the children will develop a foundation for future learning. Our classrooms offer an abundance of technology experiences as well as developmentally appropriate hands-on experiences.

Through these developmentally appropriate activities, the children discover who they are by relating to the other children, adults, and the environment. Trust, social interaction, and play are seen as the foundations on which children develop problem-solving skills, language, and self-esteem.

Findlay City Schools offers typical peer classrooms for preschool children as well as integrated special needs classrooms that are a blend of students with disabilities as well as typical peer role models.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our classrooms offer an abundance of technology experiences as well as developmentally appropriate hands-on experiences. Through these developmentally appropriate activities, the children discover who they are by relating to the other children, adults, and the environment. Trust, social interaction, and play are seen as the foundations on which children develop problem-solving skills, language, and self-esteem.

ScheduleMorning ClassAfternoon Class
Regular Day9:15 a.m. - 12:05 a.m.1:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
2-Hour Delay11:15 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.2:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
3-Hour DelayAll classes cancelledAll classes cancelled

Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards (birth to kindergarten entry) are the basis for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment is used to assess four areas of early learning:

  • Social Foundations- including social and emotional development, and approaches toward learning
  • Mathematics
  • Language and Literacy
  • Physical Well-being and Motor Development

Source:  Ohio’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Who May Receive Special Education Services?

Preschool children (ages 3-5) identified through the multifactored evaluation process with significant developmental delays in the areas of communication, motor, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, vision, hearing, or cognitive skills.

Preschool

Our center-based program includes 1/2 day sessions Monday through Thursday mornings and Monday through Friday afternoons.

Preschool Services

A continuum of services ranges from the preschool classrooms in the public schools or at Blanchard Valley Center to itinerant services at home or in a private preschool or daycare.

You may call Student Services at 419-425-8231 to refer a child for an assessment.

Child Find Play-Based Assessments

Our preschool team provides community screenings for children three to five years old who live in the Findlay City School district. The screenings provide parents with information on their child’s development in the areas of communication, motor, adaptive behavior, social-emotional skills, and cognitive abilities. The assessments are also used to determine if further assessment is necessary to determine eligibility for preschool services.

Preschool References

Family Resource Center
1941 Carlin Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone 419-422-8616

This agency specializes in behavioral health for individuals, children, and families in the community to strengthen family life and promote personal growth. They offer Early intervention for children ages 0-5.

Help Me Grow
1700 E. Sandusky Street
Findlay, OH 45840
419-423-8687

This agency provides screenings and services for children from birth to 3 years of age.

Resource: A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education