ACC Preschool

Preschool Information

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We May Be The Place For You And Your Child

  • If you are looking for a “safe harbor” for your children
  • If you are looking for Athens’ full-time, year-round church preschool
  • If you are looking for a preschool that has full- and half-day sessions with flexible scheduling and a hot lunch program
  • If you are looking for a preschool that is fully licensed with qualified teachers and staff
  • If you are looking for a preschool with ODJFS approval


Full- and half-day openings for children ages 18 months to 6th grade for the fall.

Call (740) 594-6404 for information.

Our Philosophy


The Athens Church of Christ Preschool operates under a progressive Christ-centered approach to learning for preschool children. We believe in a child-centered, teacher-facilitated philosophy to teaching and learning. Research shows that children learn best through interactive, hands-on experiences, and much repetition. We have designed our program and our rooms so that children are free to explore, learn, and develop at their own pace in a developmentally and age-appropriate way.


ACCP is intent on drawing from all experiences in children’s lives to provide the most consistent and appropriate education. We believe in providing a secure, warm, and nurturing environment. We offer an experience-based curriculum which incorporates each child’s unique home and community experiences into their school program. Therefore, we provide a structured classroom schedule designed specifically to insure the flexible and individualized program we know is appropriate for young children


Facts About Our Preschool

  • Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday – 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • We have both full-day programs and half-day programs.
  • We have flexible scheduling (when and where possible – call the director for more information).
  • We now have available space for before and after school care for those who are in Kindergarten thru 6th grade.
  • We have received a 1-star rating in Ohio’s Step Up to Quality rating program. Click here to learn more about this rating.


Fee Scale

This fee scale is subject to change. Please contact the director for up-to-date fee information.

  • Registration fee – $35
  • Full Day (7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) – $38.00 per day
  • Half Day – Morning (7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) – $21.00 per day
  • Half Day – Afternoon (12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) – $18.00 per day
  • Before School Care – $50.00 per week
  • After School Care – $50.00 per week
  • Before and After School Care – $100.00 per week
  • Late Fee (pick up after 12:30 or 5:30): $1.00 per minute; late fees will be applied for every minute after the child’s regular pick-up time (12:30 for a.m. half days; 5:30 for p.m. half days and whole days); JFS does not cover any late fees.


Discounts are available!

  • Sibling Discount: Only applies to two siblings in the preschool program. School-aged children in Before School Care and After School Care are not eligible for the discount.
    • Both Preschool children full time (all day, every day) – 20% discount for one child
    • One Preschool child full time and one part time – 10% discount for one child
  • Military and emergency personnel (law enforcement, fire, and EMS) discount: 15% discount per child
  • Multiple discounts will NOT be given. Only the best discount will be applied.


 Additional Information

  • Bills are due at the first of each month. Children will not receive care from our center if fees are not paid by the first of each month.
  • Parents are still charged if the child is absent from the program. Bills will only be prorated if the preschool is scheduled to be closed. (Example: Labor Day will not be charged). ACCP may charge for up to five calamity days.
  • Credit will be given for a maximum of 10 vacation days per year if the director is given a written notice 30 days prior to the date of the vacation.
  • Breakfast & hot lunch for full day & morning half day sessions, and afternoon snack for preschool and school-age children.
  • JFS approved in Athens, Meigs, and Morgan counties
  • ODJFS licensed; 1-star Step Up to Quality rating.
  • Qualified, loving staff and teachers



Athens Church of Christ
785 West Union Street
Athens, OH 45701
(beside Morrison-Gordon Elementary)
Phone Number: 740-594-6404
Fax: 740-592-6891

Enrollment Application

If you would like to enroll your child, please download, print, and fill out this packet of forms (click here). The packet includes forms that are required by the state of Ohio, as well as our own informational forms and permission slips.


Updates for Parents and Guardians

Parents and guardians, if you would like to receive information updates on your phone, please choose one of the following options:

  1. For Smartphones: On your Android or iPhone smartphone, open your web browser and go to the following link:
  2. For other cellphones: To receive text notifications, text the message @accp785 to the number 81010 or to the number 413-893-0704 (standard text message rates will apply).
  3. For email notifications: To receive email notifications on your computer or another device, go to