Epworth Preschool and Children's Day Out School Opening Safety Plan

The school plans to reopen on Monday, August 31 with the following practices put into place in response to the pandemic and to ensure the safety and health of students, parents, and teachers:

  • Smaller class sizes with Reduced Ratios: 1:9 maximum for preschool and 1:6 for Children's Day Out
  • Temperature checks at the door
  • Adding second entrance to school to ensure social distancing
  • Extra handwashing
  • Classrooms sanitized between am and pm use
  • Playgrounds sanitizes between each use
  • All classrooms deep cleaned each weekend
  • Teachers and adults will wear plastic shields or masks


Epworth Preschool encourages children to develop physically, academically, emotionally, spiritually and socially in a Christian environment. The children learn through a variety of play based learning experiences as well as structured direct instruction learning. The children will participate in circle time, art, music, stories and large muscle movement. The school will carry out its educational philosophy through: group interaction, development of self-identity and self-worth, large and small muscle development, skills in perception and identification, skills in problem-solving and learning experiences in the academic areas of the Early Learning Standards written by the Ohio Department of Education.

This half-day, preschool program is staffed by professionally qualified early childhood teachers and is available from September-May to any three (three on or before 09/30/20 and potty trained), four or five year old child.

Morning Sessions

Days - Monday/Wednesday/Friday(3 days), Tuesday/Thursday(2 days), Monday-Thursday-"Getting Ready for Kindergarten"(4 days)
Time - 9-11:30am

Afternoon Sessions

Day - Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (3 days) or Monday-Thursday-"Getting Ready for Kindergarten" (4 days)
Time - 12:30-3pm

Children must be of age to attend kindergarten in 2021 to attend the Monday-Thursday (4 days) am & pm sessions.

Extended Care

New for the 2020-2021 school year, an extended day program is available for both morning and afternoon sessions from 11:30-12:30. Children will need to bring a packed lunch,

Registration Information: 

Registration will open on February 3 for Epworth families, and February 9 for the general public. Registration forms can be printed below. You may also contact Jane Lyon, Preschool Director, at 419-214-3771 or fill out the contact form below to learn more about the program or to schedule a visit.


Four days/week (M-T-W-TH am or pm) - $220 per month

Three days/week (M-W-F and T-W-TH am or pm) - $185 per month

Two days/week (T-TH am only) - $150 per month

Please note: There is a nonrefundable registration/activity fee of $115 for new students and $100 for returning students. May 2021 tuition is due by May 1, 2020 to secure your spot.

The guidance and management of ECEC will be in accordance with section 5101:212-22 of the Licensing Rules for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Contact Jane