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(GXFDWLRQ the school year when school is not in session (snow days, holiday recess, etc.); call to pre-register. St. Mary Daycare & Preschool - St. Mary School, 515 Beall Ave., 330-262-2752; Michelle Hostetler, Director/ Administrator; hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:30pm - 3:00pm for children 3 - 5 years old; Academic Daycare, includes breakfast and hot lunch, available weekdays, 6:30am - 5:30pm; preschool is incorporated in the Academic Daycare daily schedule. Both Monday/ Wednesday/Friday and Academic Daycare include Spanish, science, phonics and gym; open school year only. Wee Care Center Inc. - First Presbyterian Church, 424 E. Bowman St., (330) 262-1401; Kathy Wigal, Director; hours: Daycare weekdays, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and preschool weekdays, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., for children 2-1/2 through third grade, children must be potty trained; care for children on no school days; open all year; summer camp also available; Step Up to Quality Star 4 Award. West Hill Baptist Church Preschool — 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., (330) 264-1907; hours: 9-11:30 a.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, for 3-year olds and Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 4-year olds; open school year only. Wooster Christian School — 4599-B Burbank Rd., (330) 345-6436; Randy Claes, Administrator; hours:

Pre-K, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday for 3- & 4-yearolds,Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 4- & 5-year-olds; 9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday for 4 & 5-year olds (junior kindergarten); 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday for full day kindergarten through 8th grade. All programs run durning the school year only. Afternoon options for PreK students are available. To HelpYou FindChildcare Coad4kids – 1260 Monroe St. NW at the Monroe Plaza, New Philadelphia; PO Box 6215, (330) 364-8882, www. coad4kids.org; Kris Filhour, childcare services manager; a program of COAD (the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development), coad4kids is a Resource and Referral agency that provides free services to assist parents to find child care, answer parenting questions, offer business support to start a child care business or improve the quality of existing businesses, provide training for child care providers, and provide free resources to parents and providers through a lending library. The services are provided to a ten county area including Wayne, Knox, Harrison, Holmes, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Columbiana, Jefferson, Carroll, and Ashland. MondayFriday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

PUBLIC EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT THE VILLAGE NETWORK

TRI-COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER

Contact Information - 2000 Noble Dr., Wooster, Ohio 44691. (PO Box 518, Smithville 44677), (330) 264-3232, (800) 638-3232, www.thevillagenetwork.org. President/CEO - Richard Graziano Regional Director - Scott Smales Founded - 1946 Programs and Services - Residential Treatment for children and adolescents, Outpatient Behavioral Health through Brite Futures, Intensive Home-Based Treatment, School-Based Behavioral Health Services, Day Treatment, Crisis Stabilization/Emergency Placements, Psychiatry/ Tele-Psychiatry, Transitional and Independent Living, Treatment Foster Care, Respite Care, Community Service, Alternative Educational Programming and Vocational Education, Music Therapy, Art Therapy, Equine-Assisted Therapy, Trauma-Informed Diagnostic Assessments, Community/Professional Education and Training through The Institute for Community Resilience. What is The Village Network? Originally founded as Boys’ Village, The Village Network changed its brand name in September 2006 to more accurately reflect its expanded services with both boys and girls. The Village Network is a private, non-profit child-caring organization specializing in creating positive changes for children and their families. The Village Network cares for more than 1,000 youth and families each day in over 20 locations in Ohio, including Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Mansfield, Columbus, Delaware, Mt. Vernon, Newark, New Philadelphia, and Wooster.

Contact Information – 741 Winkler Dr., Wooster, (330) 345-6771, fax (330) 345-7622, www.tricountyesc.org Superintendent – James Ritchie Treasurer – Mary Workman Director of Curriculum – Kris Pipes-Perone Director of Special Education – Kris Pipes-Perone Director of Operations & Programs – Richard Thomas Purpose – Serves schools in Ashland, Holmes and Wayne Counties through its staff of professional educational consultants and directors. Provides shared/cooperative services to minimize costs and maximize resources in the areas of preschool, school improvement, instructional technology, school psychology, speech/OT/PT therapy, professional development, gifted education, special needs education and alternative education. TCESC personnel work in each school with teachers and administrators to review, revise and realign curriculum, instructional and assessment strategies to optimize learning and student achievement on state assessments.

ABLE(ADULT BASIC& LITERACY EDUCATION) – A program of Adult and Community Education, Wayne County Schools Career Center, Main Office at Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., (330) 988-1007; Emily Hartzler, Program Director; hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; available for area adults to improve basic skills, achieve necessary life skills, prepare for the GED exam; or learn to read, write, speak and understand English better; call for information on ABLE sites throughout the county.

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Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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