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Early Childhood Services

Harrison Early Childhood Services

The Harrison Early Childhood Services department is the special education, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy provider for eligible children ages 3-5 who live in the Harrison School District.


Our trained professionals provide the following services at no charge to students or their guardians:


Though our office is located in the Woodand Heights Preschool, we can provide these services in any of the following settings:



  • Screening to determine if additional testing is warranted
  • Evaluation to determine if delays are significant/severe enough for eligible services
  • Early Childhood Special Services instruction to target pre-academic delays
  • Speech/Language Therapy to address articulation, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders
  • Physical/Occupational Therapy to address fine and gross motor deficits and sensory delays
  • Private licensed preschool or day care centers within the Harrison School District
  • Head Start Programs within the Harrison School District
  • Licensed Home Daycares within the Harrison School District
  • Standalone Services (parent brings child to our center for prescribed therapy sessions)
  • How do I know if my child needs help?

    If your child is experiencing difficulty in any of the following areas, we may be able to help.

    • Communication/Swallowing

      This includes difficulties with speech sound production, understanding and using verbal/nonverbal communication, communication problems related to hearing loss, swallowing difficulties and voice issues


    • Fine/Gross Motor Skills

      This includes problems related to muscle strength, coordination, and balance


    • Behavioral/Social Skills

      This includes inability to follow directions, play cooperatively with peers, attend to tasks, follow classroom rules


    • Cognitive/Readiness Skills

      This includes delays in basic preschool classroom skills, including identifying and naming colors/shapes, answering simple questions about a story, understanding and following directions and problem solving


    • Self-Help Skills

      This includes feeding and dressing self, washing hands independently, ability to play independently and problem solving


    • Vision/Hearing