Special Education

Sunshine School & Development Center provides special education services through the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative in our therapeutic preschool program for students who qualify. We use an interdisciplinary team approach to evaluate students and determine if they are in need of special education services. This team is made up of the child’s caregiver(s), certified special education teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, behavioral therapists, and occupational, physical and speech-language therapists. Our special education services are tailored to fit each individual child and are based on his/her strengths and needs. Each classroom is overseen by an Arkansas certified special education teacher. We provide a 3-star Better Beginnings early childhood setting with class ratios that are smaller than typical early childhood center ratios.


Sunshine School’s Special Education Program highlights:

  • A 3-star rating from Better Beginnings, Arkansas Division of Early Childhood Care.

  • Licensed through the Division of Developmental Disabilities as a developmental day treatment clinic services (DDTCS).

  • Our 12 month to 3 year-old classrooms have 2 teachers and up to 8 students and our 3-6 year-old classrooms have 2 teachers and up to 14 students. We also have support staff that are part of the classroom team to offer support during high transition times.

  • Classrooms follow the principles set by the program “Conscious Discipline,” as it is our policy to use positive interventions with your child to help him/her learn, grow and make appropriate choices.

  • Vision and hearing screenings performed annually by an audiologist and nursing staff.

  • Program costs are covered by Medicaid through ARkids A or TEFRA.


For more information on our special education program contact Michele Hall.

Phone 479-636-3190

Fax 479-636-4587

3400 Woods Lane

Rogers, Arkansas 72756

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