Transylvania County Schools

Hand in Hand Preschool Resources

Getting Started:

Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources serves as an entry level referral agency for all children from 0 through age 5.
Referral to Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources can begin at age 2 1/2 by the Child Service Coordinator, Director/Teacher, Parents, and/or interested individuals.
Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources offers FREE screenings to all 3 and 4 year old children in Transylvania County in the areas of speech, language, hearing, motor, and developmental readiness.
Should screening result in the need for further follow-up, Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources can provide a complete diagnostic evaluation through the services of Transylvania County Schools, Transylvania Community Hospital, and Children's Developmental Services Agency.

Services for preschoolers:

The Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources provides FREE special education services in the areas of diagnosed need.
The program has available an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, preschool teacher, and speech/language pathologists.
The Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources provides services in a variety of settings.  These settings include the following:

  • Developmental Day slots at New Adventure Learning Center
  • Head Start
  • Private Preschools
  • Daycare Centers
  • More at Four
  • Itinerant

Contact Information:

If you are interested in a screening for your child of have concerns about your child's development, please call 884-3113.
The  Hand-In-Hand Preschool Resources office is located in Brevard Elementary School at:
601 Greenville Highway
Brevard, NC 28712

A Parents' Guide through the Referral Process:

  1. Screening permission signed by parent/guardian
  2. If screening indicates concerns= referral meeting.
  3. Referral meeting- paperwork to gain background knowledge of child, and parent/guardian consent for evaluation.
  4. Evaluations- can be done at the child's preschool or our preschool office.
  5. Eligibility meeting- Paperwork to discuss evaluation results, and determine if the child qualifies for special services.  If the child does qualify, parent consent for services is gained.
  6. Services begin- arrangements will be made to either serve the child in their preschool setting or at the service provider location (preschool office).

**********The parent can end the referral process at any time************

Cameron Weaver
Preschool Coordinator
Transylvania County Schools

Una Guia para los Padres Sobre el Proceso de Referencia:

  1. Permiso para asesoramiento firmado por el padre/guardianes.
  2. Si el asesoramiento indica inquietudes= reunion para ser referido.
  3. Reunion para ser referido- papeleo para ganar concimiento sobre el nino, y consentimiento de los padres/guardines para hacer una evaluacion.
  4. Evaluacion-  puede ser hecha en la guarderia o en la oficina preescolar.
  5. Reunion de elegibilidad- papeleo para hablar sobre los resultados de la evaluacion y determinar si el nino califica para servicios especiales.  Si el nino califica, el consentimiento de los padres es concedido.
  6. Los servicios comienzan- arreglos seran hechos para servir al nino en la guarderia o en la (oficina preescolar).

*******Los padres pueden terminar los procedimientos de referencia a cualquier momento.*******

Cameron Weaver
Coordinadora Preescolar
De las Escuelas en el Condado de Transylvania