Cobb County Schools’ Assistive Technology department works with individual students to meet their needs for accessing the curriculum.
Special Education Parent Mentors hosted the 3rd annual fair featuring extracurricular opportunities for CCSD’s students with disabilities.
The Kennesaw Mountain High School Transition Academy is Making New Friends!
CCSD’s Special Education Parent Mentors draw on their personal experience to offer assistance and resources to parents.
Aviation/Pilot Collaboration Lesson
Cobb County School District hosts the Metro Transition Consortium three times a year.
On February 12th, Transition Services presented their second Transition Talk of the year.
CCSD’s Special Education Parent Mentors host the 3rd Annual Evening of Inspiration on March 26, followed by three parent...
Cobb Special Education Team Greets New Teachers!
New Teacher Academy
Rachel Simmons, along with Amanda Stafford, CCSD AT Specialist, presented at the Georgia Assistive Technology in Education conference at...
Community Heroes Visit Preschool
In February of this year students enjoyed the Special Education Dance, sponsored by the special education Adapted PE staff.
Families of students with disabilities benefit from programs, resources
The theme for this year’s Special Education dance was “Under the Big Top .”
Preschool Impact Grant Atlanta Braves Foundation Impact Grant
Dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders, and drummers “wowed” audience members at the 3rd Annual Evening of Inspiration, an event featuring students...
- Babies Can’t Wait (BCW) is the state agency responsible for providing early intervention services for children birth through age three. It is the responsibility of both BCW and the school system to ensure a smooth transition from the BCW program to the school system. School districts are required to evaluate and have an Individual Education Program (IEP) in place by the child’s third birthday.
- Parents may call the Special Needs Preschool office at (770) 426-3331 to refer their child for an evaluation. A referral packet will be sent to the parent to complete. Once returned, a member of the evaluation team will call to schedule the evaluation.
- Private preschools, daycares, physicians, and local and state agencies may call (770) 426-3331 to refer a child for evaluation.
- A copy of the child’s Social Security card
- Certificate of Immunization (Georgia form 3231) (Religious waiver—Form JLCB-2)
- Hearing, Dental, Vision Screening Certificate (Georgia form 3300)
- Proof of birth date
- Two documents proving residency
- Proof of custody, if applicable
See Student Enrollment Information on the CCSD website at www.cobbk12.org for additional information regarding enrollment guidelines.
- Developmental Delay
- Other Health Impaired
- Orthopedically Impaired
- Hearing Impaired
- Visually Impaired
- Speech/Language Impaired
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disability
- Traumatic Brain Injured
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Emotional/Behavioral Disorder
Will transportation services be offered for my child once they are found eligible for special education services?
Cobb County School District Special Needs Preschool program implements a literacy-based instructional model involving teaching readiness skills through exposure to repeated readings of children’s literature. Repeated readings of highly engaging children’s literature provide our preschoolers with engaging instruction across all developmental domains through real-life literacy experiences. These literacy-based units are tied to additional curricula to include: Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program, Hands on Standards Math, Handwriting Without Tears: Get Set for School, and the Learn to Move, Move to Learn program.
Zoo-phonics Multisensory Language Arts Program is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts, including vocabulary development and articulation, based on phonics and phonemic awareness. Zoo-phonics is a method developed to enhance early reading skills through a multisensory, whole brain approach. Children learn phonics through the presentation of animals drawn in the shapes of letters for ease in memory. Related body movements are also taught for each letter to help “cement” letter identification and related phonics concepts.
Hands on Standards Math provides math lessons that are connected to real-world problem solving and are aligned with standards. Hands on Standards Math provides a focus on preschool appropriate lessons across five math areas including Number and Operations, Geometry, Algebra, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability.
Handwriting Without Tears: Get Set for School provides hands on activities that address general academic readiness, alphabet knowledge, letter and number recognition and formation, counting, drawing, shapes, and colors through multisensory lessons. Lessons coordinate with literacy-based thematic units.
Learn to Move, Move to Learn is a program which assists in the integration of motor, language, cognitive, and social emotional skill development into thematically based interventions. Learn to Move, Move to Learn units provide sensory and movement based activities which link to the literacy-based thematic units and standards based instruction implemented in Cobb County School District Special Needs Preschool classrooms.
Free on-line games teach 3-4 year olds, initial sounds, colors, compare and order, counting, matching and mouse skills at home, school or nursery. Use on an IWB, PC or Mac.
National Geographic Kids is an interactive website and on-line videos and games teach young children about the animals inhabiting our world.
ABCya.com, L.L.C. is a website that provides educational games and activities for school-aged children. The games on the website are organized into grade levels from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, as well as into subject categories such as letters, numbers, and holidays.
FunBrain is a website for online educational games for kids of all ages.
PBS Kids website provides educational videos and games for children of all ages.
At Starfall, children of all ages have fun while they learn – specializing in reading, phonics & math educational games, movies, books, songs, and more for children K-3.
Storyline Online children’s literacy website streams storybook videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.
Early Math Matters: A Guide for Parents of Preschoolers
This free eight-course online curriculum introduces teachers, parents and caregivers to mathematical concepts such as math literacy, number sense, patterns, geometry, measurement, data collections and math processes.
CELL has developed specific materials to assist parents in guiding their child’s early literacy development through the use of fun and exciting literacy learning experiences. Practitioners working with parents will also find these resources helpful.
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has compiled information and select resources for families and caregivers to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior.
This website contains links to various state and national resources and documents to support teachers and families in their efforts to support children’s social, emotional, and behavioral development.
Teaching Tools for Young Children
A brief guide that describes ten practices that early childhood teachers can use to foster language and communication skills among infants and toddlers. The guidelines are based upon the latest research findings on optimal adult-child interactions for promoting strong language and communication skills among young children.
Teach Me to Talk: Downloadable training materials, podcasts, videos; parent’s guide to speech and language development
6 Types of Play Important to Your Child’s Development
How Important is Play in Preschool?
Why Play Is Important in Preschool Classrooms
Top Three Benefits of Learning Through Play
Play In Preschool: Why It Matters