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Save the Children brings exceptional programming—from bi-weekly home visits focused on literacy development for children ages 0-3 to in-school tutoring in literacy to afterschool programs to summer camp experiences—to the Promise Neighborhood. Save the Children programming is available at all Knox County elementary schools.

Kindergarten Readiness Groups

Students shown with a paper with shapes during Play Learn Groups.Families with a child between the ages of 3-5 that want to make sure their child is prepared for school are invited to our weekly Play Learn Groups.  Held three times a week at different locations in Knox County, the Play Learn Groups give children and their caregiver opportunities to promote early literacy and math skills.  The Play Learn Groups are free of charge and there are no requirements, other than the child’s age, to attend.

What benefits will your child receive?  Exposure to group settings with other children his or her age, free books, free snacks, and a time for families to network as well with other families.


Knox County Health Department, located behind the Barbourville ARH Hospital, every Tuesday from 12 pm – 1 pm.

Knox County Public Library, located on Knox Street with parking available on Liberty Street, every Wednesday from 10 am until 11 am.

Union College in the Student Center downstairs conference room every Thursday from 12 pm until 1 pm.

For More Information

Contact Brittany Carnes, Early Childhood Ambassador for Save the Children in Knox County, at (606)546-3157 extension 2434 or