New to Cumberland County: 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



  • We’re Glad You’re Here!

    Welcome to Cumberland County!  We look forward to working with you and your child!  Please contact us to begin the process of transferring special education services for your 3-5-year-old child from his/her previous school.  You may reach our office at 910.484.6761 or click on the “Staff Directory” tab at the top of the page to speak to a specific team member. You will be asked to provide a copy of your child’s IEP and to complete enrollment forms. Once your child’s IEP has been reviewed by the Early In team, you will be contacted to discuss specifics and to review the next steps in the process.
    Welcome Letter

    Note:  If your child is aged 3 – 5 years and you live on Ft.Liberty or in the Linden Oaks area, call:
    Ft. Liberty Schools at 910.907.0200 or go to their website at