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Free Screening Sites Available County-Wide Beginning in March

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

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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