Every child deserves the chance to realize their fullest potential in life. While others may focus on the challenges of the children we serve, we see possibilities – possibilities for confidence, happiness, achievement and self-reliance.
For nearly 70 years, The Centers for Exceptional Children has been providing a critical combination of support services, programs and facilities dedicated to one thing: helping children with special needs and their families thrive.
TAKE A TOUR
YOU’RE INVITED TO AN “UNFOLDING POSSIBILITIES” TOUR
Join us for a one-hour tour to meet our team and learn firsthand how The Centers for Exceptional Children is helping children with special needs and their families thrive in Forsyth County. Each tour includes a look at our classrooms and grounds, as well as discussions about the educational opportunities, enrichment programs and support services we offer.
New tour dates will be added soon. Our buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How are Family Support Network (FSN) staff uniquely qualified to support my family?
Does my child need to attend The Special Children’s School or The Children’s Center in order for us to take advantage of Family Support Network Programs?
Is there any charge for Family Support Network programs?
How do I enroll my child in the Infant & Toddler Program (ITP)?
Does the program operate year-round?
How much does it cost to enroll a child in the ITP?
The Extended Day program is open to children ages 0 – 5 years old, and operates until 5:30 PM each school day for $260/month.
Our Summer Program operates for 7 weeks (Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM) and tuition is $185/week. Families only pay for the weeks they select during the enrollment period. There is a $50 deposit that is applied to the first payment.
Does the program accept vouchers/scholarships?
What are the qualifications for staff working in the Infant & Toddler Program?
Do you offer child care when school is closed for students?
How do I enroll my child in the Out of School Time programs?
What measures does The CFEC have in place to meet the medical needs of students?
What are the advantages of the Typical Child or Inclusion programs?
Does The CFEC offer volunteer opportunities?
There are numerous Volunteer Opportunities available through The CFEC. Find out more here.
With El Grupo de Esperanza, I learn new things, I feel supported and our whole family benefits.
Cheryl TaylorManager, Education Programs
Chris GentryDirector, Family Support Network
Ed SimpsonManager, Finance
Meredith FloweExecutive Director
Sarah ShuttAdministrative Assistant
Shana HeilbronDirector, Development & Marketing
Shawn MartinDirector, Education Programs
The Centers for Exceptional Children is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our EIN is 56-0615188. Below are links to our financials. If you need any additional financial information about The CFEC, please call the development office at 336-727-2440 ext. 53127.
The CFEC Main Office
2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: (336) 727-2440
Fax: (336) 727-2873
Monday – Friday:
7:30am – 5:30pm
Make a difference in the lives of children with special needs by volunteering at The CFEC. Opportunities include working with children, performing clerical tasks, landscaping and building maintenance, and assisting with special events.