2400 West Main St.
Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076

What is Early Intervention?

Sometimes a child can be born with a condition or special need that affects their development. Other times a condition is not apparent at birth, but later parents or doctors begin to wonder if a child's development is appropriate. What happens next?

  • To begin, a child's developmental abilities are evaluated.
  • Once evaluated, the child can receive the appropriate therapy, or other type of early intervention, he/she needs.

Benefits of Our Program

  • Free development screenings.
  • Small classes with high staff-to-student ratios
    1:4 for 6 weeks-2yrs.
    1:7 for 3-5 yrs.
  • State licensed special educators and highly trained educational assistants.
  • Board certified Physical, Occupational and Speech Thrapists.
  • Licensed nursing staff on-site during school hours.
  • Certified Program Coordinators.
  • USDA approved menu.
  • Developmentally appropriate activities including circle time, art, motor play and socialization opportunities.
  • Structured learning environment in which children have the opportunity to build self-esteem and positive social experiences.
  • Opportunity to develop compassion and understanding of the diversity which exists in their community.


  • If your child qualifies for special education and therapy services, funding will be provided by Medicaid or Tefra.

Application Process

  • Family receives and returns a completed Application Packet.
  • Application Packet is reviewed.
  • Funding sources are verified.
  • Parent is notified of the status of the application and evaluation procedures.
  • If a placement is not currently available, you child's name will be placed on our Preschool waiting list.
  • Child is enrolled and begins his/her school career at Pathfinder Preschool!!!

To refer someone to any of our services, please click here.

To view or print the Preschool Handbook click here.

For more information:

Director of Preschool Services,
Debbie Scharbor'

or call

Pathfinder Preschool
Phone: 501 982-0528 ext 1400
FAX: 501 982-1253