The Tri-County Preschools offer services to children in Ashland, Holmes and Wayne Counties, using a curriculum that is aligned to Ohio's Early Learning Content Standards.  This curriculum allows teachers to prepare children for kindergarten using developmentally appropriate practices.  The framework for the curriculum is the Assessment, Evaluation, Programming, System (AEPS) which is scientifically research based and is supported by the Ohio Department of Education.

Research has shown that quality preschool has a positive and long lasting impact on children.  We welcome you to visit the following links, as they demonstrate the impact of preschool as well as the advances in early education.


Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

We continually examine our program to bring the best teaching practices to each and every classroom.  Our staff participated in a focused study group recently where the newest research on developmentally appropriate practices were discussed.  The teachers and therapists are eager to apply these new findings to their classrooms and daily interactions with children.  Please visit the National Association for the Educators of Young Children's website to learn more about developmentally appropriate practices. 

Tri-County Preschools are a service of Tri-County ESC Department of Special Education.


Additional Resources


Registration Information

You will need a copy of your child's Birth Certificate and Immunization Record for registration.

Registration Fee

There is a $30 registration fee for each child enrolled in Tri-County Preschools. This fee must be paid at the time of registration and is nonrefundable.

Tuition Payments

Tri-County Preschools is provided at no cost for preschool children with disabilities. Children who are enrolled as typically developing will be charged a tuition rate based on family income in the range of $100 to $125 a month.

Our monthly tuition is an average of the number of days in the school year divided by nine months. Short and long months and holidays have been averaged. This means that the tuition fees from September through May will be the same amount.

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