• KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS BLENDED PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION CAREFULLY BEFORE APPLYING TO ENSURE YOUR CHILD MEETS CRITERIA AS A PEER MODEL.  Spots are limited! 

    All students applying at this point (6/8/22 or later) will automatically be placed on a waiting list.  Should a spot open up, we will call you to offer.  

     

    2022-23 Blended Preschool Application

    The Knox County Blended Preschool Program is available at 18 sites across the district. These classes are inclusive/blended education classes for children ages 3-5. Up to eight peer models will be enrolled at each site to serve as peer helpers and models to students with disabilities. The blended preschool classroom is a structured teaching environment where students with disabilities and peer models learn together in a classroom staffed with one special education teacher and at least one educational assistant. The Knox County Schools Blended Preschool Program is a high-quality program offering preschoolers, with and without disabilities, challenging experiences and opportunities to develop skills and abilities in a nurturing environment.  All Knox County Schools preschool classrooms follow the Connect 4 Learning curriculum, a language rich curriculum focusing on science and math with literacy and social/emotional components embedded throughout. More information about the Connect 4 Learning curriculum can be found at https://www.kaplanco.com/c4l/

     

    The peer model application process is not intended for students already identified with an educational disability.

     

    Blended Preschool Locations:

    Amherst Elementary

    Bonny Kate Elementary

    Brickey McCloud Elementary

    Cedar Bluff Preschool

    Christenberry Elementary

    Copper Ridge Elementary

    Dogwood Elementary

    East Knox Elementary

    Fair Garden Family Center

    Fort Sanders Educational Development Center

    Gibbs Elementary

    Halls Elementary

    Karns Elementary

    Lonsdale Elementary

    Northshore Elementary

    Sunnyview Primary

    West Haven Elementary

    West Hills Elementary

     

     

    Questions? Contact us via email at blendedpreschool@knoxschools.org or by phone at 865-594-5035.

     

    Knox County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, creed, color, or ethnicity.