Preschool programs

Programs foster physical, mental and cultural development for children as young as 2. Participants are exposed to a variety of experiences as they grow, learn and develop personalities while discovering their interests.

  • Programs are in The Source section of Discover Grove City magazine, published bimonthly.

RecSchool and PlayTots offer age-appropriate group learning experiences for pre-kindergarten children.

RecSchool Mission

To nurture each child's self-confidence and love of learning through play, meaningful classroom experiences and a connection to the natural world.

  • Licensed by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
  • Located at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave.
  • September through May.
  • Half-day classes held one, two or three times per week from 9 to 11:30 am or 12:30 to 3 pm.
  • Ages 3 to 5 years (based on age on Sept. 30).

How Children Learn

Children learn through independent discovery, planned activities, meaningful play and social interactions through.

  • An educational experience of art, literacy, music, math and science activities.
  • A curriculum aligned with the Ohio Department of Education's Early Learning and Development Standards.
  • Improved readiness for grade school and beyond by fostering a love of learning, self-confidence, creativity, social skills and independence.
  • Foster children's connection to nature.
  • Register online

Preschool Sports

The department teams up with Bally Sports Group for basic sports instruction for preschoolers including T-ball, soccer and basketball at Grove City and SWCSD facilities. Register through Bally Sports.

  • Little Sluggers T-ball provides basic baseball instruction for ages 3 to 4 in Windsor Park on Fridays in spring (May-June) and fall (September-October) sessions.
  • Mini-Soccer Stars introduces ages 3-4½ and 4½-5 to soccer in West grove Park on Wednesdays, April-May.
  • Little Ballers Basketball develops fundamental skills in ages at Highland Park Elementary on Tuesdays, November-December.