Welcome to Early Childhood Special Education

  • The Conway Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education Program provides special education services for children with disabilities ages three to five.  The services are offered in accordance with the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, 1997 (IDEA).

    Arkansas Department of Education/Early Childhood Special Education:  The Early Childhood (EC) section is responsible for ensuring that a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) is available to and provided to all children with disabilities ages three to five in Arkansas.  

    Preschool Disability Categories are:

    • Autism
    • Deaf/Blindness
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Multiple Disabled
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Orthopedically Impaired
    • Other Health Impairments
    • Speech/Language Impaired
    • Visually Impaired
    • Non-Categorical

    If your child receives services from our program, we would like to ask for your cooperation in the following:

    • Notify your service provider(s) IMMEDIATELY of any changes in name, address, phone, or work phone.
    • If you are moving out of our service area, please notify us before you move so that we can help you find similar services at your new address.

Program Goals

  • Goals of the CPSD Early Childhood Special Education Program are for children to achieve age-appropriate skills in the five developmental domains of communication, cognition, motor, self-help, and socialization. We strive to:

    • provide special education and related services to children with disabilities from 3-5 years of age.
    • provide transition services from Early Intervention to school age district programs.

Description of Services

  • What are Early Childhood Special Education Services?

  • What services are available?

  • Who is eligible?

  • How are services provided?

  • Who can you contact for services?

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