105 Baughman Street, Suite A,
Sunbury OH 43074
Phone: 740.965.3010
Fax: 740.965.4688
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Big Walnut offers an outstanding preschool program that serves children with disabilities and also provides an educational opportunity for typically developing children to serve as social and academic peer models.


The Big Walnut Preschool Peer Model Program promotes development in communication skills, motor skills, independence, and a positive self-concept. All classrooms incorporate literacy-enriched, developmentally appropriate learning environments and incorporate the Early Learning Content Standards, endorsed by the Ohio Department of Education.


Classrooms have a maximum of 12-16 students, with a ratio of no more than 8:8 (8 students with disabilities to 8 peer models.) Our integrated classrooms are staffed by one teacher and one assistant. Some classrooms are staffed with additional assistants dependent upon the needs of the students in each of the classrooms.


Each class receives support services from a team of related service specialists (occupational therapist, speech language therapist, physical therapist and adapted physical education teacher). The related service staff brings their skill and training into the classroom environment, benefiting both peer models and students with special needs.


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Preschool Information
  • Hours of Operation

    Monday through Thursday

    Morning Session - 8:45-11:30am
    Afternoon Session - 12:45-3:35pm

  • Preschool Locations

    General Rosecrans Elementary
    301 South Miller Drive
    Sunbury, OH 43074
    (740) 965-8900

    Harrison Street Elementary
    70 Harrison Street
    Sunbury, OH 43074
    (740) 965-7850

    Hylen Souders Elementary
    4121 Miller-Paul Rd
    Galena, OH 43021
    (740) 965-3200

Registration Information 
  • Child Check Information
    Big Walnut Local Schools provides a developmental screener for children ages 3-5 three times a year. Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding Child Check opportunities.
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