Little Panther Preschool

To attend Little Panther Preschool, students must be 4 by September 15.
Our preschool program runs Tuesday-Friday. We offer a morning session from 8:15am-11am and an afternoon session from 12:00pm-2:45pm. 

Knoxville’s Statewide Voluntary Preschool goal is to provide a high quality preschool program that meets each child’s needs, including children with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds.

Knoxville Little Panther Preschool provides a rich learning environment that encourages children’s natural curiosity and supports them to take risks that lead to new skill development. It is a setting where children feel cared for, safe, and respected. This is an opportunity for children to take part in planned, active learning experiences to build their readiness skills. 

Knoxville Little Panther Preschool has adopted and meets the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards, administered by the Iowa Department of Education. The Iowa Early Learning Standards are used to guide expectations for the children and the instructional practices. The maximum class size is 20 children per session. Teaching staff includes a full-time certified teacher and a classroom associate.  This combination of staff allows for a 1:10 staff/student ratio to be maintained at all times to encourage adult-child interactions and promote activity among children.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a time to visit a classroom, contact the office at West Elementary.

Sample Schedule for Little Panther Preschool

8:05-8:15 | Arrival/Table Top Toy
Restroom/Wash Hands
8:15-8:30 | Morning Meeting/Large Group/Story
8:30-9:00 | Small Groups
Restroom/Wash Hands
9:00-9:30 | Outdoor Play
9:30-9:40 | Read Aloud
Restroom/Wash Hands
9:40-9:50 | Snack
9:50-10:50 | Learning Centers
Restroom/Wash Hands
10:50-11:00 | Music and Movement/Story Time
11:00 | Dismissal    

Two preschool aged girls sit together at table sharing markers and working on pictures.


Questions about Little Panther Preschool can be directed to West Elementary