Upcoming Events

at The CFEC

2017 Charity Golf Classic

and Hall of Hope Reception

August 3 & 4, 2017



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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.

Spring Egg Hunt at The Children’s Center

Students and staff at The Children’s Center participated in a very special Spring Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS. Special visitors from the Winston-Salem Fire Department brought a firetruck for the children to explore, and children hunted for eggs throughout the grounds of The Children’s Center.... read more

Pinwheels to Prevent Child Abuse

April is national child abuse prevention month. Statistics show that children with disabilities of any kind are at greater risk of being abused or neglected. On March 30, 2017, students and staff “planted” beautiful blue pinwheels on the grounds of The Special Children’s School to raise awareness. By its... read more

Celebrating a Successful Book Launch Gala & Fundraiser for The CFEC

A packed house enjoyed a relaxing evening of poetry, jazz, art and refreshments as we came together to celebrate award-winning poet Terri Kirby Erickson’s “Becoming the Blue Heron” Book Launch Gala. This free event (a fundraiser for The Centers for Exceptional Children) was sponsored by “Readings on Rosalyn” and... read more

Spring Egg Hunt at The Special Children’s School

The Special Children’s School enjoyed a fun morning with the United Way of Forsyth County’s Young Leaders United (YLU) group from Hanesbrands, Inc. The chilly temps didn’t deter our students from hunting for eggs, making colorful egg bags, reading books with our guests and enjoying a special snack! Many... read more

St. Patrick’s Day Preschool Roundup at The Children’s Center

Preschool students at The Children’s Center celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by participating in a spring Preschool Roundup. Our preschool teachers and therapists transformed the multipurpose room at The Children’s Center into a festive activity space for the children. Students rotated through St. Patrick’s Day themed centers which included an... read more

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Children, staff and community volunteers participated in Read Across America Day (and celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday) at both The Special Children’s School and The Children’s Center on Thursday, March 2, 2017. It was really a special day of learning and fun for all who participated!  We had more than... read more


Please join The Centers For Exceptional Children on March 2, 2017 for READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY! The Special Children’s School (TSCS – 4505 Shattalon Drive) and The Children’s Center (TCC – 2315 Coliseum Drive) will be celebrating! Please consider participating with us in one of these ways… Read to... read more

Typical Kindergarten Program at The CFEC

Did you know The Children’s Center and The Special Children’s School both offer Typical Kindergarten classes? Our Typical Kindergarten program offers a smaller class size (generally 8-12 children), often perfect for parents unsure about whether to start their child in kindergarten, or wait an extra year. The opportunity to... read more

NC Beautiful Awards Grant to Horticultural Therapy Program

A grant from NC Beautiful in 2017 is going to let us expand our horticultural therapy program at The Children’s Center to include a pollinator garden. Steve Vacendak, Executive Director of NC Beautiful, visited The Children’s Center on January 13, 2017 to present the award. Our students will benefit... read more
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