Early Childhood


Partners in the Early Education of Children with Handicaps (PEECH)

PEECH is a collaborative preschool program funded by the State of GA to provide free comprehensive services to disabled children between the ages of 3-5. Facility-based services: Serves the six local school systems. Preschool classes are taught by teachers certified in early childhood special education. Each child’s program is based on his or her individual educational needs. Community-based services: A special education preschool teacher works with the child and caregivers in that child’s day care center, preschool, or Head Start program. Home-based services: A teacher or qualified personnel work with the child and his caregivers in the home. Referral Process: Preschool teachers, physicians, health departments, Head Start, or other agencies involved in providing services to preschool-aged children. Anyone can initiate the screening process by calling or writing.

Service Area(s): Dooly Macon Schley Sumter Taylor Webster

Sumter County Schools Pre-K Program

Provide preschool experience for 4 year olds

Service Area(s): Sumter

Early Head Start – SOWEGA Community Action Council

To provide a range of services in the area of education and early childhood development, medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, and parent involvement. The entire range of Early Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child and family developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage, and experience

Service Area(s): Sumter

HeadStart & EvenStart – Taylor

To provide preschool services (educational, health, dental, mental health, nutritional, social services, parent involvement and disability) to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, or disabling condition

Service Area(s): Taylor
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