• Blended Preschool Program

    Thank you for your interest in the Blended Preschool Program. The 24-25 Blended Preschool Application will be available on the afternoon of Friday, 3/8. Knox County Schools employees and returning blended peer models must apply by 3/20 to have priority consideration.  No spots are guaranteed for any child.  Applications received after 3/20 will go in the general pool of applicants.


    4/12/24- UPDATE: All sites are currently full.  All new applicants will be placed on a waiting list at the sites you choose on your application.  If spots become available, we will reach out!

    Before applying for the Blended Preschool Program, please review the Blended Preschool Handbook carefully for detailed information, age requirements, and expectations for our program. Please answer each question honestly about your child's current performance. 

    » Blended Preschool Handbook  » Blended Preschool Application


    KCS Blended Preschool

    The Knox County Blended Preschool Program is available at several 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. Students with current IEPs do not need to apply.  This application process is intended for children wishing to be enrolled as peer models only.

    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.

    24-25 Blended Preschool Locations:

    • Adrian Burnett Elementary
    • Amherst Elementary
    • Bonny Kate Elementary
    • Brickey-McCloud Elementary
    • Carter 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 Preschool
    • Lonsdale Elementary
    • Mill Creek Elementary 
    • Mooreland Heights Elementary 
    • Northshore Elementary
    • Sunnyview Primary
    • West Haven Elementary
    • West Hills Elementary

     *Locations of current after-care programs are listed in the Blended Preschool Handbook linked above. 


    Contact us via email at blendedpreschool@knoxschools.org or by phone at 865-594-1247.

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