THANK YOU UNITED WAY for all the years of financial support of our Infant & Toddler and Family Support Network programs. We could not do our work without you!
Looking for Holiday Helpers
We are looking for individuals or families in our community who would like to "adopt a child" this holiday season. We have students at both The Children's Center and The Special Children's who would appreciate a few special gifts. For information, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFEC Wish List for 2019 - 2020
Please take a moment and check out our new AmazonSmile Wish List! We are so grateful to individuals, families and companies who choose to support our classrooms and programs buy purchasing items from our list. If you have any questions, please contact Shana Heilbron at email@example.com or 336-727-2440.
We LOVE Our Volunteer Partners!
This Fall the CFEC was honored to partner with multiple volunteer teams from across the Triad. In the last month, we hosted UnitedHealthCare at The Special Children's School for a sensory bottle project, Reynolds American's Young Leaders United for an edible play dough project with the Infant & Toddler Program and the United Way's Women of Toqueville (and Friends) at The Children's Center for our annual Fall Festival.
"Our group volunteers are invaluable," shared Shana Heilbron, CFEC's Director of Development & Marketing. "Their thoughtful donation of time and often supplies means our kids have an incredible experiences and our volunteers get to engage in hands-on activities with our students and staff. It's an amazing experience for everyone involved."
If you are interested in participating in an interactive student or family project, please reach out to Shana Heilbron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotlight: Megan Wilson, Speech & Language Pathologist
The CFEC welcomed Megan Wilson as our new Speech & Language Pathologist earlier this year. Megan has been providing speech therapy in some capacity for 11 years. In that time, she has worked in public schools with preschoolers and elementary aged students, home health therapy with children aged birth to 5, pediatric outpatient therapy, and a children’s hospital.
In addition to her professional experience, she is also a parent of two young children with special needs, both of whom previously attended The Children’s Center and The Special Children's School and were part of the Infant and Toddler Program. Her son is 6 and has a rare chromosomal disorder as well as autism and a hearing impairment; and, her daughter is almost 3 and is developmentally delayed with significant speech and language delays.
Say Cheese! FSN Hosts Family Photo Shoot
The Family Support Network hosted a Sunday photo shoot special event earlier this month. "We had more than 40 families reach out to sign up within the first hour of our announcement," shared Chris Gentry, FSN's Program Director. "We know there are activities that are not easy and stress free for our families, and taking great family photos is one of them. We were thrilled to offer this experience and we hope to do more in the future."
Thanks to four incredibly generous volunteer photographers, we were able to offer seasonal indoor and outdoor options to our families. One parent shared that it had been at least 10 years since her family was able to do something like this, and the experience brought her to tears. Stay tuned for additional no-cost opportunities like this by following our FACEBOOK page.
The Centers for Exceptional Children * 2315 Coliseum Drive * Winston-Salem, NC * 27106 * 336-727-2440 * www.thecfec.org