Welcome to The Centers for Exceptional Children



Our mission is to educate, nurture and support children with special needs to reach their highest potential intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.

 

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.

The Centers for Exceptional Children (CFEC) 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 serves children and families in most of Northwest North Carolina.

Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth is an outreach program that further enhances The Centers for Exceptional Children. In 1987, FSN began to provide support to families who have children with special needs (medical, developmental, or other). FSN is affiliated with The Family Support Network of NC and currently serves Forsyth and surrounding counties. There is no charge for any service provided by Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth.



Programs & Services at The Centers for Exceptional Children

Instructional Programs

The CFEC provides a wide range of individualized
therapeutic programming with outcome-based services.

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Therapeutic Services

The CFEC maintains a highly-trained and experienced
clinical staff that is focused on providing outcome-based services.

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The Centers for Exceptional Children’s Schools

The CFEC encompasses 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

Stay up to date on the all of the incredible things happening at The CFEC by following our blog.

2016 Special Olympics Spring Games

Students from The Special Children’s School participated in the 2016 Special Olympics Spring Games this week. The event was held at Walkertown High School. Students participated in activities such as the 50 meter walk, 100 meter dash, tennis ball throw, softball throw, and motor games. The students and staff had a... read more

WS/FCS Teacher of the Week Jennifer Pegram

Congratulations to Jennifer Pegram, WS/FCS Teacher of the Week! Jennifer is an EC Preschool Teacher at The Children’s Center. Jennifer was also The Children’s Center’s Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. You can read more about Ms. Jennifer... read more

The Children’s Center Enjoys Drumming Performance

The Children’s Center welcomed Bill Scheidt and Leah Roy, parents of one of our Pre K students for a drumming performance of rhythm, stories, singing, and dancing on Friday, February 19. The performance engaged the hearts, minds, and souls of all children and staff present. Bill Scheidt shares versions... read more

Community Coloring Quilt

Staff at The Special Children’s School and residents from Trinity Glen created a Community Coloring Quilt, with all proceeds benefiting The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County. This beautiful piece is currently displayed in The Special Children’s School... read more

2016 Human Relations Awards

Congratulations to our 2016 Human Relations Awards recipients, Justin Graham (Kindergarten, Brandi Manley) and Lucas Gage (School Age, Katherine Campbell). The students and their families attended a banquet Thursday evening at the Embassy Suites. Each year Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools partner with the Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission to hold the... read more

Happy Valentine’s Day!

As part of Valentine’s Day celebrations, teacher Tamara Levi at The Children’s Center read the book The Night Before Valentine’s Day to her preschool class.  On cue, Principal Ted Burcaw “appeared” as Cupid and shared a box of Valentines with the class! At The Special Children’s School, friends enjoyed... read more

2016-17 Typical Kindergarten Registration at The CFEC

The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School are currently enrolling children in Kindergarten classrooms for the 2016-17 School Year. These classes are open to any typically-developing child eligible for a regular Kindergarten class in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. Our Kindergarten students are provided: Quality instruction with the Kindergarten Common Core Smaller... read more

Panther Pride Day at The CFEC

The Special Children’s School and The Children’s Center both celebrated Panther Pride Day last week! At The Special Children’s School, staff dressed in Carolina Panthers attire and brought in their favorite Super Bowl foods. Teacher Kim Edwards hand knitted a scarf in Carolina Panthers colors to auction off. Teacher... read more
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