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Preschool Screening


What to Expect the Day of Your Child’s Appointment

  • Screening is accomplished through games and play. We want this to be a pleasant experience for you and your child. Please talk with your child about what to expect on this day.
  • Your child will be screened in six areas. The areas include motor, concepts, language, behavior, self-help, and social.
  1. Motor includes large and fine motor skills. Your child will be asked to jump, skip, put blocks together, and use a pencil to copy.
  2. Concepts will include counting, and naming pictures, colors, body parts, and shapes.
  3. Language will include saying words to see if there are any concerns with speech, identifying objects and actions, plus rhyming activities with an "I Spy" game.  There are also tasks relating to letters and their sounds.
  4. Behavior will be screened through observation.
  5. Self-help and Social consists of a parent questionnaire with questions about your child’s skills in these areas.
  • Vision and hearing will also be screened to see if there are any concerns in these areas.
  • The screening process usually takes 1½ to 2 hours.
  • You will be asked to complete paperwork while your child is screened. The paperwork will include: registration forms, permission forms and questionnaires about your child’s likes and dislikes.

Please bring the following (if you have them available):

  • Verification of household income if you would like to be considered for this eligibility category.
  • Birth Certificate (certified)
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Physical Exam
  • Eye Exam
  • Legal Guardianship (if applicable)