Preschool Resources

Getting Started:

Preschool Resources serve as an entry level referral agency for all children from 0 through age 5.Referral to Preschool Resources can begin at age 2 1/2 by the Child Service Coordinator, Director/Teacher, Parents, and/or interested individuals.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, The Preschool Resources can provide a complete diagnostic evaluation through the services of Transylvania County Schools, Transylvania Community Hospital, and Children's Developmental Services Agency, if determined to be eligible, an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) will be developed and implemented.

Services for preschoolers:

The 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
  • Head Start
  • Daycare Centers

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************

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.*******

Coordinadora Preescolar
De las Escuelas en el Condado de Transylvania

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