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EC Preschool Specialty Services
Kasey Gardner, Preschool Coordinator
828-433-6030, ext 4579 or fax 828-584-7273

 
 

 EC Preschool Specialty Services

 
Burke County Preschool Specialty Services are available for children ages 3-5.  We believe that early identification of potential learning problems may prevent or alleviate future problems. 

Our program recognizes and stresses the importance of family involvement with open communication between parents and staff.  Our services are available to preschool age children who are eligible under the Procedures Governing Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities.
 
 
 

 Itinerant Special Education

 

Provides services for children needing social and readiness skills in preparation for entering Kindergarten.  These services are provided by licensed
Birth-Kindergarten/Special Education teachers, and are available for children ages 3-5 who qualify based on evaluations. 

These services may be provided at their regular daycare, their home, or at Preschool Specialty Services at W.A. Young and Hildebran Elementary.
For more information on Itinerant Services, please contact:
Angie Clontz:  433-6030 ext. 4576 or aclontz@burke.k12.nc.us
Lisa Murray: 433-6030 ext. 4575 or lmurray@burke.k12.nc.us  
Katie Puckett: 433-6030 ext. 4572 or kpuckette@burke.k12.nc.us
 
 
 

 What are EC Preschool Services?

 
Preschool services may include early education, therapy, and ideas of how families can help their children at home and in the community.  These services are based upon family strengths, concerns, priorities, and resources.
 
These are some of the services available to Preschool children:
 
·        Screenings and assessments.
·        Comprehensive evaluations.
·        Occupational Therapy – to facilitate the highest level of independence  
         in self-care and fine motor tasks.
·        Special instruction by and Early Childhood Education Teacher
·        Physical Therapy – to increase strength and movement.
·        Speech Therapy – to help with speech and language needs in order to
         encourage effective communication.
·        Vision Services – through the Governor Morehead Preschool
          Department.
·        Assistance with transitioning into elementary school.

Who is Eligible for EC Preschool Specialty Services?
Eligibility is based on:
 
·A significant delay in one or more areas of development compared to other
 children of his or her age.
 
·A physical disability, hearing or vision loss.

 

 EC Preschool Speech Therapy

 

Speech Therapy Services provide therapy to encourage development of effective communication skills.

These services are provided by licensed Speech Language Pathologists and are available to children ages 3-5 who qualify based on evaluations.  These services may take place at their regular daycare, their home, or at Preschool Specialty Services located at W.A. Young and Hildebran Elementary.

For more information on Speech Therapy Services, contact Speech Therapist, Donna Prince at 433-6030 ext. 4578 or email at dprince@burke.k12.nc.us