Parent Education


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parent education program


2014 03 20 22.28.56Each child’s parents or guardians are required to volunteer at the Preschool and are strongly encouraged to read to their children at home (100 books per school year). The preschool offers developmentally appropriate books to families for use in their home. The preschool staff endeavors to support the parents and guardians in their personal efforts to better support their children and to encourage a life- long love of learning. As a result of these efforts, some parents have returned to school to attain their GED or further their own education as they realize education is a critical component to the success of all families. Additionally, parents or guardians are required to participate in family workshops provided by Lakewood’s Preschool Family Support and Education program (PFSE). The PFSE program is organized and maintained by the Executive Director. PFSE consists of the following:

  • Group meetings, which use community facilitators and staff to highlight and discuss nutrition and other healthy practices, brain research information, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices;
  • Health screenings by partners such as Charlotte Speech and Hearing, Prevent Blindness of North Carolina, Smile of a Child and Milestone Therapy;
  • Development of an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for each child who is found to have special needs: speech-language impaired, other health impaired, hearing impaired, visually impaired, orthopedically impaired, cognitively delayed, or learning disabled.
  • Referrals to community partners such as Carlton Watkins Center for Developmental Delay Services, Thompson Child and Family Focus (Polliwog Project), and Charlotte Mecklenburg Exceptional Children’s Services for Speech and Language Services;
  • Individual meetings with, and complimentary enrichment materials for, parents/caregivers of students who have developmental needs; and
  • Follow-up to ensure support from referral agencies that provide initial identification of developmental or behavioral needs and intervention services and techniques.

LWPSC staff works with the child’s family and community partners to assist with implementation of the plan so that the child will receive any intervention and treatment necessary to help him / her gain ground throughout the year. This is an ongoing process.

20thAnniversaryfive star

Lakewood Preschool has been awarded the highest ranking
by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE).