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Early Childhood Screening/Enrollment
Young children's needs should be identified as soon as possible, so that early interventions may be provided. A screening is a quick look at the developmental areas to assist in determining whether a child should be referred for an initial evaluation. FREE Early Childhood Screenings are held each month around the county. Please call 620-221-7021 to make an appointment. The Cowley County Special Education Cooperative is seeking to identify every student from birth through age 21 who lives within the boundaries of the school districts in Cowley County and Cedar Vale who has developmental delays or may be in need of special education. If you have a child or know of a child who you think has development delays or special needs, contact the cooperative at 620-221-7021. Areas of special education include: early childhood-disability, developmentally delayed, visual impairments including blindness, hearing impairments including deafness, deaf-blindness, autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and speech or language impairments.
Contact Information
Cowley County Special Services
1317 Wheat Rd.
Winfield, KS 67156

Phone number: 620-221-7021
Fax number: 620-221-2977
Mission Statement
To ensure the success of all exceptional students by having:

1. High expectations
2. A commitment to excellence
3. Services that differentiate instruction based on student need
4. Services that confirm the belief that all students will learn and become responsible, productive members of society.

Principles:
1. We are child-centered.
2. All kids can and will learn.
3. We will make a difference in kids’ lives.
4. We value all children.
5. We value and respect each other.
6. We collaborate with all parents.
7. We collaborate with all educational staff.
8. We are continually learning and improving.
9. We make a difference in student learning by implementing effective research-based instruction.
10. We are reliable, knowledgeable, and accessible.
11. We are committed to being part of Instructional Support Teams in each building and to assist in the Response to Intervention (RtI) / (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) MTSS process.