Bright Beginnings Preschool

OVESC’s premier classrooms for 3-5 year old students in Washington, Guernsey, Monroe and Perry counties.

Preschool Applications for the 2024-2025 are coming!
* Returning Students – Applications will be mailed to your home address on file with us on January 22, 2024.
* New Students – The application will go live on our website and be available for pick up at both of our OVESC locations on February 2, 2024

Teaching for the Future

Our teachers and staff train monthly to implement current teaching strategies that help your young child learn the skills needed to be a strong, independent learner. Our goal is to partner with you and your home school district to prepare your child for kindergarten.


Tuition options include private pay, access to the Tuition Assistance Program and the Early Childhood Education Grant (pending age, income eligibility and district eligibility).

Special Education

If a child has a suspected disability, our staff will listen and work with you to navigate the referral process for services.
Testing can occur in the following suspected disability areas:

  • Communication
  • ​Large and small muscle movement
  • Getting along with others
  • Taking care of one’s own needs
  • Hearing
  • ​Vision
  • Thinking and problem solving

If your child qualifies for services in any of these areas, they may receive special education services provided by the Bright Beginnings Preschool staff. For additional guidance, you can also refer to the Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education.

Contact Information

Ohio Valley Educational Service Center

Phone: 740-373-6669

Email Terra Wittekind:

OVESC’s Bright Beginnings Preschool Tuition Scale:
(this is a flat rate for a preschool student spot)

Crooksville/ Rolling Hills/ Washington County schools:
> 4 days per week – 1/2 day classes = $140/month
> 2 full days per week = $140/month
> 4 full days – *(an option in some locations) – $140/month

FORT FRYE: Reduced cost for preschool students , please call 740-373-3669 for details

Switzerland of Ohio:

*Some districts offer a Kready preschool option and a 3/4 year old preschool option.
If your district offers a Kready option, your student must be 4 YEARS OLD BY AUGUST 1 to be enrolled in this classroom.

Staff Resources

Family Resources


Download Our Brochure

Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education