Concerns: First Steps

Contact Us

  • Early-In Special Education Preschool
    Educational Resource Center
    396 Elementary Dr
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: 910-484-6761
    Fax: 910-484-6956
    Shanaira Walker, Program Specialist

    Exceptional Children's Services
    2465 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28306
    Phone: (910) 678-2440
    Fax: (910) 678-2620

    Dr. Pamela Adams-Watkins
    Executive Director

    John A. McMillan



  • Step 1:  I have concerns about my child but I am not sure what is considered typical development. 
    Please see the link to the right labeled "Developmental Milestones".  There you will find a few resources to help you learn the skills most children accomplish by given ages.

    Step 2:  I have reviewed the Developmental Milestone resources and still have questions.  Who do I call? 
    If your child is age 3 - 5 years of age and you live in Cumberland County, we invite you to contact us at 910.484.6761.  You will find our contact information if you click on the box above labeled "Staff Directory". Screening may help to determine if more comprehensive testing is needed.  Early-In conducts developmental screenings on a monthly basis.  You may request an appointment for a screening when you call.

    If your child is age 3 - 5 years and you live on Ft. Bragg or in the Linden Oaks area, call:
    Ft. Bragg Schools at 910-907-0200 or go to their Website at

    If your child is age birth - under 3 years and you live on Ft. Bragg or in the Linden Oaks area, call:
    Educational & Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) at 910-907-3347.

    If your child is age birth to under 3 years and you live in Cumberland County, call:
    Children's Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) at 910-486-1605.  You can also visit the NC Early Intervention Website at

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