The Educational Journey Begins at Age Two and a Half

The Maumee Valley Preschool program introduces your child to learning in an educational setting. The program is based on developmentally-appropriate practice with an emphasis on each child’s social-emotional development and well-being. Through free-choice and small group learning experiences, your child will begin to explore friendships with other children their own age, to experience playing in different situations and to develop a sense of belonging in the class. Over the year, they will learn to develop positive relationships with other adults outside of their immediate family circle and gain independence and confidence, which will prepare them for the future.

The Maumee Valley Early Learning Center offers full and half-day programs in Preschool. Programs offered include M-W: 8:00am-3:00pm (3 full days), M-F: 8:00am-11:15am (5 half days), and M-F: 8:00am-3:00pm (5 full days). Extended time care for Early Learning Center students is available from 7:30am to 8:00am and from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Our Preschool facility features:
One full time teacher and one full time assistant
Indoor and outdoor learning environments
Access to additional learning areas: music and library
Exposure to the Spanish language
Diaper changing facilities
Sleeping cots provided for rest time

Preschool Schedule
8:00-8:15 - Arrival
8:00-8:45 - Check-in, Open Exploration
8:45-9:00 - Circle Time (welcome, music, Spanish, large motor)
9:00-10:15 - Guided Centers Exploration and Enrichment Groups
  • Sensory Table Experience
  • Fine Motor
  • Art Expression
  • Cognitive (Literacy, Science, Mathematics)
  • Snack
  • Music (Monday and Thursday 9:00-10:30)
10:00-10:15 - Bathroom Break (as needed)/Wash Hands
10:15-10:55 - Outdoor Exploration (Library on Friday from 10:15-10:35)
11:00-11:15 - Circle Time (music, story, dance)
                                Bathroom Break/Wash Hands (half-day students dismissed)
11:15-12:00 - Lunch
12:00-12:30 - Rest Set Up/Potty/Wash Hands
12:30-2:00 - Rest Time
 2:00-2:50 - Bathroom Break (as needed)/Wash Hands, Indoor/Outdoor Open Exploration, & Snack
 2:50-3:00 - Circle Time (music, Spanish/World Languages, story, good-bye)
 3:00-3:15 - Pick-Up

Preschool Teachers

List of 5 members.

  • Tricia Cowell 

    Preschool Teacher
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  • Denise Peksa 

    Preschool Teacher Assistant
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  • Lou Ann Glover 

    Early Childhood-Grade 7 Art Teacher
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  • Terri Herrmann 

    Lower School Physical Education Teacher
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  • Kathleen Mick 

    ELC/Lower School Spanish Teacher
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School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
p: 419-381-1313
f: 419-381-1314
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.