Supporting Child Development

Pre-K Special Needs

Special services are available for eligible children with disabilities and can help children develop, learn and become more successful in the educational environment. 

Children between 3 and 5 years of age who have a diagnosed disability or demonstrate delays in two or more of the following development areas may be eligible for Pre-K Special Education services:

  • Cognitive: Thinking, learning, understanding, problem solving

  • Physical Development: Vision, hearing, health, gross motor movement, fine motor skills

  • Social/Emotional/Affective: Self-concept, positive social interactions and relationships, knowledge of family

  • Adaptive/Self Help:Personal responsibility, self-care

  • Communication:Understanding language, speaking

We Can Help By Providing the Following:

  1. Consultations for parents

  2. Free screenings for hearing, speech, vision, and development

  3. Evaluation to assess developmental delays

Any parent or interested person or agency may refer a student who is suspected of needing special education and related services.  Marion County also works with WV DHHR WV Birth to Three programs to provide transition services of three year olds into the school system.

If you would like more infomation on special education services in Pre-K please contact Stacey Oliver at 304-367-2100 ext. 126

For more information on the WV Birth to Three Program:

Telephone: (304) 558-5388
Fax: (304) 558-2183
Toll Free in WV: (800) 642-9704/8522