• Preschool Team

    Suzanne Korngold, Director of Special Education

    Eric Owens, Preschool Teacher, Oconee Primary School
    Jennifer Thornton, Preschool Teacher, Oconee Primary School
    Beth Page, Preschool Teacher, Oconee Primary School
    Paula Bargfrede, Preschool Community Speech Pathologist - 706.769.7941, ext. 1703 or pbargfrede@oconeeschools.org

    Preschool Packet:  (English)  (Spanish)


    Preschool Child Find Screenings

    Oconee County Schools will hold FREE Child Find Screenings for preschoolers at Colham Ferry Elementary School on the dates below. This is by appointment only. Please call Paula Bargfrede at 706.769.6655, ext. 3706.


    Preschool Screening/Evaluation Safety Measures 

    What is the Preschool Special Needs Program?

    The Preschool Special Needs Program is a federally mandated amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which mandates a range of educational opportunities for preschool students with disabilities aged 3-5.

    Who is eligible?

    Any child ages three through five (preschool age) who is experiencing significant difficulties or delays in cognitive, communication, motor, social or adaptive development may be referred for service. Parents, preschool teachers, pediatricians, or other professionals may refer a child for developmental screening or assessment. Oconee County School District offers free monthly screenings for children ages 3-5 (prior to entering kindergarten) to determine the need for early intervention support and services. Your child will be screened for hearing, vision, articulation, language, and developmental skills. Hearing screenings are offered the second Friday of every month and testing for cognitive, communication, motor and social or adaptive development is the second Friday of every month by appointment only. Call or email Paula Bargfrede at 706.769.6655 or pbargfrede@oconeeschools.org. The screening will last approximately one hour, and parents must be present with their child at all times. The team will consist of special education personnel, an audiologist, and a speech-language pathologist.

    What to bring to the screening

    Please bring your completed preschool referral packet to the screening. All enrollment documents are required.

    Georgia Preschool Resources


    Community Resources