Columbus Grove, Fort Jennings preschool programs win state award

July 8, 2014

COLUMBUS GROVE - Columbus Grove and Fort Jennings Early Discovery Preschool programs were given a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the state of Ohio.

The award can be earned in a one- to five-star ranking. Programs must incorporate Early Learning and Development standards, evaluating child progress, lower staff to child ratios, using child screening and assessment results, working with community organizations to support students and their families and more.

The Leipsic and Continental preschool programs are also working on earning their award, Program Coordinator Marcie Osborn said.