Welcome to The Centers for Exceptional Children
Over 95 years of nurturing children with special needs
In July, 2010, two extraordinary schools joined hands to create The Centers for Exceptional Children, bringing together more than 95 years of nurturing children with special needs. The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School have been “Hallways of Hope” for thousands of children and their families.
Created in 2010 by the merger of The Special Children’s School and The Children’s Center, The Centers for Exceptional Children are dedicated to serving children with developmental delays, orthopedic disabilities and other health impairments. Our mission is to educate, nurture and support children with special needs to reach their highest potential intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. We accomplish our mission through providing developmentally appropriate education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language therapy. In addition, both of our Winston-Salem, NC campuses provide nursing support, family support services, and numerous enrichment activities. The CFEC serve children and families in most of Northwest North Carolina.
Programs & Services at The Centers for Exceptional Children
The Centers for Exceptional Children’s Schools
The CFEC encompass two campuses: The Special Children’s School and The Children’s Center, each having a slightly different focus in serving children. The Children’s Center has predominantly served children with physical disabilities and/or significant medical issues. The Special Children’s School has focused its efforts on children with a wide range of developmental delays. In addition to preschool and school-age programs, The Children’s Center houses an Infant/Toddler Program which serves children from birth through age two.
News from The Centers for Exceptional Children
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When you walk into our school, the positive spirit encompasses you. The emphasis is on possibility. The children’s attitude is “I can.” The staff cheer the children on, and each accomplishment – no matter how seemingly small – is celebrated.
We had a wonderful morning at The Children’s Center playing games, getting our faces painted, going on hay rides, hearing stories and more! Thank you to our friends from Wells Fargo Wealth Managment, all of our parent volunteers and the bo-stevens band for entertaining us!read more
Students at The Special Children’s School had a wonderful time at the Harvest Hop! We hopped from playground to playground bowling, bike riding, skipping and more!read more
The Children’s Center is where our son Victor is challenged to achieve many goals. His smile brings joy to everyone who meets him, and The Children’s Center gives him the opportunity to learn, to share, and to dream. For us, it is a place of hope, where a family’s dreams can come true.
It’s all about the smile that happens when a child learns that she can do something to impact her own life, whether it is hitting a switch while realizing “I did that” or feeding herself. It’s all about small steps that lead ultimately to the child doing for herself.