Free Screening Sites Available County-Wide Beginning in March
Free screening clinics for children from birth to five years of age are being offered at area schools this spring. The clinics are a cooperative effort between the districts, the Regional Superintendent of Schools, Child and Family Connections, the Kaskaskia Workshop and other social service agencies.
The clinic includes checks of infant-toddler language development, motor coordination, and social skills. Preschool-aged children are also screened for pre-academic skills, vision, and hearing.
The screenings take approximately 30 minutes, and parents are provided with immediate feedback about their children's performance, as well as information about services for which their children may qualify. Early intervention, speech/language therapy, pre-kindergarten, Head Start and Early Childhood special education programs are all available free of charge to eligible children.
Participation in the spring screening clinics is an excellent means to enroll children in school district preschool classes and Head Start for next fall when there may be waiting lists for these programs.
Here is a list of the screening sites:
Friday, March 8th; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - BCMW Head Start in Centralia 532-4890
Monday, March 11th; 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Franklin Park School in Salem. 548-7704
Tuesday, March 12th; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kell Grade School. 822-6234
Wednesday, March 13th; 9 a.m. to Noon - Central City School. 532-9521
Wednesday, March 13th; 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - Franklin Park School in Salem. 548-7704
Thursday, March 14th; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Selmaville School. 548-2416
Friday, March 15th; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Iuka Elementary. 323-6234
Monday, March 18th; 8:30 a.m. 11 a.m. - Patoka Elementary. 432-5200
Wednesday, March 20th; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Willow Grove Elementary. 532-3313
Wednesday, March 20th; 9 a.m. to Noon - Raccoon Grade School. 532-7329
Thursday, March 21st; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m - South Central Elementary School in Kinmundy. 547-7696
Friday, March 22nd; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. - North Wamac Elementary. 532-1826
Thursday, April 4th; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Friday, April 5th; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Sandoval Elementary School 247-3450
Monday, April 11th; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday April 12th; 9 a.m. to Noon - Odin Elementary. 775-8266
Monday, March 15th; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Field Kindergarten Center in Centralia. 533-7704
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