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Early Childhood Education

The Athens Meigs Educational Service Center operates preschools in member districts.  The program was created to support at risk children and families as well as students with disabilities.  Programming is available for children ages three to five years old.  Local district policies are followed when open enrolling children regarding cut off dates for kindergarten.  We partner with the following districts for services:

  • Alexander Local School District
  • Athens City School District
  • Federal Hocking Local School District
  • Eastern Local School District
  • Meigs Local School District
  • Southern Local School District (Perry Co.)
  • Trimble Local School District

Athens Meigs Educational Service Center aligns preschool programming with the Ohio Early Learning Development Standards and Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Guidelines.  Programs operate on a four or five day schedule with transportation and meals provided.  Local district funding and grant funding are used to fund the program.  Tuition is charged based on a sliding fee scale for students without disabilities.  

Early Childhood Education Coordinator:

Julie Metzler - julie.metzler@athensmeigs.com

Assistant to the Early Childhood Education Coordinator:

Monica Gwilym - monica.gwilym@athensmeigs.com

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant:

Deb Richter - deb.richter@athensmeigs.com

Preschool Medical Form

Preschool Dental Form