Welcome to the Early Childhood Education Page for Pickaway County. The information on this website is intended for parents and professionals in Pickaway County who reside in the Teays Valley, Logan Elm, Circleville or Westfall School districts.

Establishing New Classes

Now establishing classes for the 2016/2017 school year. Call 474-7529 for more information. Call Soon! Our classes typically fill up quickly.

Overview of Services

Evaluation Services

If a child is suspected to have a disability, a multi-factored evaluation is completed. The evaluation consists of observations, interview, standardized and criterion referenced assessments. The evaluation is completed by a team of professionals including a chool psychologist, teacher and related service professionals (speech, occupational and physical therapist). If you have concerns about your child’s development call 740-474-7529 (Angie)

Center Based Special Needs

Each school district houses preschool classroom(s) that operate 4 or 5 days a week. Classrooms are taught by preschool intervention specialist and an educational aide. A trans-disciplinary team approach provides high quality programming and services designed to meet the needs of the whole child. In all of our service areas, the focus is on meeting the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of each child. If determined to be a need Occupational, Physical or Speech therapy are offered to help to child meet their educational goals. Children without special needs are also enrolled in these classrooms.

CirclevilleCircleville Elementary
Teays ValleyScioto Elelmentary (AM and PM)
Walnut Elelmentary (AM)
Ashville Elelmentary (AM & PM)
South Bloomfield Elelmentary (AM & PM)
Logan ElmLaurelville Elelmentary (AM & PM)
WestfallWestfall Elementary (AM & PM)
Circleville Head Start
(operated by the PCESC)

Typical Developing Peers

Special needs classrooms also enroll 4-8 typically developing peers. Typically developing peers models skills for children with special needs in the classroom environment. Peer models are 4 by August 1st. Cost is $75.00 per month. Discounts are available for eligible families. Call by the end of February for the following school year (Angie or Tami-740-474-7529). Programs in Westfall, Teays Valley and Logan Elm.

Itinerant Services

Early Childhood special educators provide support services to children with disabilities in Head Start, home, preschool, or child care centers. Itinerant services are offered so preschoolers with special needs may remain in community settings and benefit from inclusion with typically developing peers.

Early Childhood Education

Preschool Programs offered to children of income eligible families and children with special needs. Families at the 200% poverty level (family of four that makes less than $48,100) are eligible. Programs are located at: