Preschool Disabilities

Preschool Special Needs Program
Wayne County Public Schools


The Wayne County Public School system serves preschoolers with special needs ages 3, 4, and 5 (not eligible for kindergarten) in Wayne County.  Free screenings and evaluations are available to determine whether a child has special needs in any developmental areas: Speech, language, cognitive, social, and physical.


Services can be provided in the child's regular preschool, childcare setting, or the child's own home.  Specialized center-based preschool options are also available.





Preschool Special Needs Services

Ages 3, 4, and 5


  • Child Find
  • Multidisciplinary evaluations
  • Special education
  • Related services, which include transportation, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other supportive services as required to assist a child to benefit from special education
  • Parental involvement and consent to all aspects of the educational process
  • Confidentiality of records
  • Interagency collaboration


Delivery of Services

  • Home
  • Center-based
  • Itinerant (direct/consultation in childcare centers, Head Start, etc.)



  • Child reaches third birthday
  • Parent requests services from the public schools
  • Child meets State Board of Education eligibility criteria for receiving special education and related services






If you have questions or concerns about your child's speech, language, behavior, or development, please call us for information.





Wayne County Public Schools

Preschool Program Specialist

Exceptional Children Programs
  801 North Lionel Street
Goldsboro, NC  27530
(919) 705-2709


(919) 705-6027
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