What is the difference between the Exceptional Children's Preschool Program and Bladen County Schools Pre-K?
The Exceptional Children's Preschool program provides special education services for children as indicated on their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Children can be eligible for these services beginning at age 3. This program is separate from the Bladen County Schools Pre-K program and only serves children who have been determined to display developmental delays and require specially designed instruction. This specially designed instruction may be provided on a continuum of services that may be at home, in daycare, or through the school. Children who are four years of age by August 31 are eligible to apply to the Bladen County Schools Pre-K program through a different process.
What do I do if I moved here from another county or state and my child has an IEP?
Call our main office (910) 862-4136, ext. 10030. We will meet with you and make the necessary arrangements to obtain your child's Exceptional Children's file from the state or county you which you have moved and determine the appropriate special education services that your child that qualifies under NC Guidelines.
The Department of Early Learning uses evidence-based curricula in order to teach North Carolina's Foundations of Early Learning Standards.
Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (SEFEL)
The SEFEL pyramid model is designed to promote positive social and emotional development and decrease challenging behaviors in the classroom. The model is a hierarchy approach, designed with three tiers to make sure the social-emotional needs of every student are met.
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. It is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
EC PreK Coordinator
910-862-4136 ext. 10030