- Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are being accepted now (see application below).
- MCS PreK is only available to Maryville city residents.
- In the new school year, all families must be considered "income eligible" to apply.
- Currently, neither the state of Tennessee, nor Maryville City Schools, offer universal PreK.
- Peer model applications are for the children of MCS employees only.
The Maryville City Schools Integrated PreK is a program that offers preschoolers, with and without disabilities, challenging experiences through a curriculum emphasizing social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Beginning August 2021, an integrated PreK classroom will exist at each elementary school allowing families to take advantage of services provided at their neighborhood school. Each program will integrate Voluntary PreK students (income eligibility guidelines), tuition peer models (no income eligibility guidelines), and students with disabilities. Children applying as tuition peer models will be screened for developmental and school readiness skills. Peer models will be placed at each school site to serve as role models and peer helpers to children with special needs. The integrated PreK classroom is a structured teaching environment where children with varying developmental abilities learn together in a classroom that is staffed with one dual licensed teacher (special education and regular education early childhood) and two education assistants. The foundation of these integrated programs is to teach children how to problem solve and ask/answer questions while emphasizing verbal expression, peer engagement, independence, self-confidence, and control.
If you suspect your child has a disability and you would like to receive a screening/evaluation, please complete the online digital referral form, by clicking the link below.
If you need assistance, you may contact the Early Intervention Center staff at (865) 983-8551 (option #1 when prompted).
Upon completing and submitting a referral, you can expect to receive an email and/or telephone call within five business days. Please check your email regularly for further guidance from the Early Intervention Center.