Exceptional Ed Preschool Services/ChildFind

Monroe County Schools currently provides support services for preschool children with special needs within two classrooms located at Madisonville Primary School. Our blended preschool classrooms serve students who are zoned for any of the county's elementary schools. Both classes provide loving, learning environments with an emphasis on language development. 
An initial assessment identifies children whose needs are significant enough to warrant placement in one of the classrooms. Both classrooms provide curriculum-based academic instruction, speech/language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and social-emotional/behavioral skill development. 
The goal for every preschooler in our program is to develop the readiness skills necessary for a successful transition to kindergarten.
Child Find Statement:
Children with disabilities who reside in the state of Tennessee, including homeless children, wards of the State, and children who attend private schools, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated. A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving special education and related services.
Blended Pre-K - Typical Peers Program
The Typical Peers program is for four-year-old students who can serve as appropriate role models for students with disabilities. The application window for the 2023-2024 Typical Peers Program closed on April 21, 2023. 

Interested in Signing Up for Head Start?

In addition to the preschool programs available through the school system, Monroe County also has a partnership with our local Head Start programs.  Head Start offers programming for three- and four-year-old children who meet the enrollment criteria.  If you are interested in learning more or signing up for the program, please see the informational flyer below.