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Arch Ford Early Childhood Department

Tina Rooks, ECH Special Education Director

101 Bulldog Drive, Plumerville, AR 72127
phone: 501-208-5404
fax:  501-354-6947


What Are Early Childhood Special Education Services?

Early Childhood Special Education Services are activities designed to enhance the development of the preschool child and provide experiences in one or more of the following areas:  talking, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, behavior


Who Is Eligible?

A child may be eligible for special services if he/she is age 3 through 5 and is experiencing difficulties which interfere with normal development in these areas:  speech/language, vision, hearing, motor skills, behavioral/social skills, self help skills, problem solving skills, cognition/readiness skills


What Services Are Available?

The following services are provided as needed at no cost to the family:  screening, evaluation, preschool instruction, speech/language therapy, physical/occupational therapy, family training, other appropriate services.


How Are Services Provided?

Services may include:

  • interaction with peers who are developing normally

  • coordination with other agencies

  • one or more program options

  • public school based classrooms

  • public or private preschool

  • itinerant based, i.e., speech/language therapy

  • specialized day service center

  • home based instruction

  • hospital/residential instruction

Who Can You Contact For Services?

To find out what programs are available for a preschool child 3 through 5 years of age who is experiencing difficulties contact:

  • Your local school district

  • Arkansas Special Education Resource Center:  1-800-482-8437

  • Arch Ford Co-op Early Childhood:  501-354-2269

The earlier you recognize your child's special needs and seek help,

the better the possibilities are for your child to improve or overcome the problem.

Arch Ford Co-op ECH Program Description:
The Arch Ford Early Childhood 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) on behalf of the public schools.

Counties Served:
Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, Yell
Districts Served:
Atkins, Clinton, Concord, Conway, Danville, Dardanelle, Dover, East End, Greenbrier, Guy-Perkins, Heber Springs, Hector, Mayflower, Mt. Vernon-Enola, Nemo Vista, Perryville, Pottsville, Quitman, Russellville, Shirley, South Conway County, South Side, Two Rivers, Vilonia, West Side, Western Yell, Wonderview
Preschool Disability Categories:
Autism Deaf/Blindness Hearing Impaired Multiple Disabled
Traumatic Brain Injury Orthopedically Impaired Other Health Impairments Speech/Language Impaired
Visually Impaired Non-Categorical  

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