30 Students Approved for KCES Preschool Program


The Knox Community School Board members received an update on the Title 1 preschool screening process at their meeting this week.

Instructor Jana Hazelton explains the process.

“We did a two-day screening for preschool where families brought in their little one in. The screening consisted of language, math concepts and gross and fine motor concepts. We had a testing team consisting of three teachers and we did the evaluation of the results based on readiness for our program,” explained Hazelton.

In all, 30 students will participate in the preschool class this fall. Peggy Shidaker, director of curriculum and instruction at the Knox Community School Corporation, said preschool is a great way to get students up to where they need to be by the time they enter kindergarten and the need is great in the county.

Preschool was introduced at the Knox Community Elementary School this past school season and has proved successful.

The first day of school for the preschool students is Aug. 13 and the class runs throughout the regular school year at the Knox Community Elementary School.