Teacher Parent Consultants (TPCs) address classroom difficulties with behavior, social development and learning for children enrolled in preschools and child care facilities in Wake County. Requests for consultation can be made by directors/teachers.
In public school kindergartens and in collaboration with School Intervention Teams, TPCs provide support to parents/families of public kindergarten children. Requests for consultation are made by elementary school principals. Call 919-856-7774 for more information. Please view the brief video for more information here: TPC K Request for Consultation Process Video.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO WE ACCESS CONSULTATION SERVICE?
In preschools and childcare centers, a teacher may call Project Enlightenment and ask for a Request for Consultation form. Both the parent and teacher sign and complete the form and return it to Project Enlightenment. A consultant will contact the school to plan an observation.
Please note for students in preschool or childcare, referrals received after May 1st will be scheduled based on the availability (due to the current waiting list) of the Teacher Parent Consultant. If waiting lists are long, TPC services may be transferred to another available TPC or consultation services may be delayed until the beginning of the next school year.
A Virtual Consultation Service is currently available for Preschools and Child Care Centers in Wake County when preschools and centers do not allow visitors due to health policies or WCPSS restrictions.
In public school kindergartens, a School Intervention Team Facilitator completes a School Request for Kindergarten Consultation form. The principal signs the completed form and the School Intervention Team Facilitator returns it to Project Enlightenment. A consultant will contact the school.
Please note that for students in Kindergarten, the Request for Kindergarten Consultation must be received six weeks before the end of the student’s school year.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
In the preschool/childcare setting, a consultant will contact the child’s teacher and schedule a day and time to observe in the classroom. Following the observation, the consultant will meet with the child’s teacher and parent(s) to develop strategies that will best support the child in the classroom so that she or he experiences success.
In the public kindergarten setting, a consultant will contact the School Intervention Team Facilitator/Principal to collaborate with School Intervention Teams and offer support and resources to parents/families.