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REACH provides special education services for children ages two through four with developmental delays or disabilities. This free program is provided by Roanoke City Public Schools for each preschooler who qualifies. 

To qualify, preschoolers must have a significant developmental delay in one or more of the following areas: 
•  Language
•  Cognitive
•  Motor
•  Social or emotional
•  Self-help

Together with the parents/guardian, we develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) based on their evaluation and needs.

Services include, but are not limited to:
•  REACH classes with fewer children for more intensive ,structured learning environments.
•  Inclusive classes with other preschool peers in the school or community.
•  Home-based services through collaboration with family, teachers, and other providers.
•  Speech therapy at neighborhood schools.

Other early childhood services are available to eligible children through Roanoke City Schools. They include: 

•  Speech/language therapy
•  Physical therapy
•  Occupational therapy
•  Vision services
•  Deaf/hard of hearing services
•  Transportation to school-based classes

For more information, including referrals, please call 540-853-1900.

Additional programs for four-year-olds are available through the Virginia Preschool Initiative Program. For an application, call 540-853-2300. 

Head Start and other community-based programs are available. Contact Head Start at 540-283-4800. 

If you have concerns about a child under age two, call the Infant & Toddler Connection of the Roanoke Valley at 540-283-5050. 

40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502