• 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