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Preschool Special Education

Who should be referred?
Children ages 3 through 5 who are not doing what most children their age are able to do. This could include delays in speaking, hearing, following directions, moving independently, thinking, understanding, or behaving appropriately.

How do I refer a child for preschool services?
Contact Amy Dew or Karen Bedford at the Professional Development Center at 770-867-4527.

Mailing address:
Preschool Special Education
Barrow County Schools
179 West Athens Street
Winder, GA  30680

Parents of children younger than three years can receive early intervention for their child by contacting Babies Can't Wait at 706-369-6101.

How much do these services cost?
There is no charge for any preschool service. The Preschool Special Education Program is part of the local school system and is financed by local, state, and federal money.

Where is the Preschool?
Teachers interact with students in the child's home, in private daycare/preschools, and in classrooms located at The Elementary Schools. Together, preschool staff and family decide the location(s) that best meets the child's needs.

What are the Preschool hours?
A variety of programs and classes are offered to meet the unique needs of each child. An individual plan, which includes location and number of hours, is arranged for each student.

What about transportation?
Children who attend the preschool classrooms are eligible for free bus transportation to and from classes. The buses are staffed with a driver and an attendant and are equipped with seat belts, child car seats, wheelchair lifts, and wheelchair restraints.

Does the Preschool provide any other services?
Barrow County Schools provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and vision and hearing specialist to eligible children who require therapy in order to be successful in a school setting.


Barrow County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. Matt Thompson is the Section 504/ADA coordinator and is responsible for coordinating compliance with federal legislation related to individuals with disabilities. For Section 504 compliance information contact Dr. Matt Thompson at 770-867-4527.

Upcoming Events

January 28

BOE Work Session

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 4

BOE Meeting

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM