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Preschool Services

General Information

The ECOESC, in collaboration with our partner school districts, provides preschool services to children ages 3 to 5 in Belmont, Guernsey, and Tuscarawas counties. ECOESC classrooms are integrated, meaning classes include typically developing children and children with disabilities. Daily lessons are play-based using the Creative Curriculum that allows teachers to design learning opportunities around children’s interests.

ECOESC Preschool Registration sign-ups run from January 1st to March 1st of each year. All other inquiries submitted will be added to a waitlist. If a concern is expressed on the inquiry form, a staff member will be in touch. 

Registration is available for children that are ages 3-5.


Registration for ECOESC Preschool Programs is held annually in the Spring at each center location. Any child who will be 36 months of age by August 1st of the following school year and who resides in a district that contracts with ECOESC for preschool services is eligible to participate in registration (see district list below). If you are interested in registering your child for preschool for the upcoming school year, please complete the Registration Inquiry Form below. Please note that due to limited capacity, registration does not guarantee a spot in a program. Parents are notified by June 1st whether their child will have a spot or will be placed on the waitlist.

Registration is now closed.


ECOESC Preschool Programs maintain a waitlist for each district served for school years beyond the upcoming year. Your child must be 30 months old to be placed on the waitlist. Your child’s name will be maintained on the waitlist and you will be contacted prior to registration for the school year you have indicated. 

The Waitlist is currently disabled.

If you have concerns for your child’s development in any of the following areas regardless of age, please call the ECOESC Preschool contact listed below to make a referral for your child to be screened. Areas of concern may include: speech and language, motor skills, self-help skills, social behavior, thinking skills.  

In Belmont County please contact: Terri Sestina at 330-308-9939.

In Tuscarawas County please contact: Jackie Triplett at 330-308-9939.


Allison Hoffmann
Preschool Director

Kayla Harman
Preschool Supervisor, Belmont County

Terri Sestina
Preschool Special Education Supervisor, Belmont County

Jackie Triplett
Preschool Supervisor, Tuscarawas County

Allison Rice – Belmont
Phone: 740-695-9773 ext. 8401

Julie Burrell – Tuscarawas
Phone: 330-308-9939 ext. 8271

2024-2025 Registration Dates:

Bellaire: March 4, 18, 25, 2024
Bridgeport: March 11, 2024
Shadyside: March 4, 2024
Indian Valley: March 1, 2024
Garaway: March 8, 15, 2024
Tusky Valley: March 22, 2024

Districts we serve

  • Barnesville Local Schools
  • Bellaire Local Schools
  • Bridgeport Exempted Village Schools
  • Garaway Local Schools
  • Indian Valley Local Schools
  • Martins Ferry City Schools
  • Shadyside Local Schools
  • St. Clairsville City Schools
  • Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools

Tuition options

  • Private pay (sliding fee scale – varies based on district. max: $150/month)
  • Free Preschool based on the Early Childhood Education grant (based on child’s age, family income and district eligibility)
  • Free preschool for children identified with a disability

Preschool Locations

Garaway Preschool located at Baltic Elementary
300 E Main Street, Baltic, Ohio 43804

Registration Locations:
East Central Ohio ESC – New Philadelphia

Belmont County Preschool located at Bellaire Elementary
53299 Pike Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906

Registration Location:
Bellaire Elementary School

The Learning Center (TLC)
55505 National Rd.
Bridgeport, OH 43912

Registration Locations:
The Experience Church – Preschool Room

Indian Valley Preschools located at Sharon Moravian Church
4776 Moravian Church Rd., SE., New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Registration Location:
Sharon Moravian Church/Indian Valley

Tusky Valley Preschool located at Mineral City Elementary
8647 1st Street, Mineral City, Ohio 44656

Registration Locations:
Tuscarawas Valley Primary School

Jefferson Elementary
4895 Jefferson Avenue,
Shadyside, OH 43947

Registration Location:
Jefferson Ave. Elementary School