WHAT IS PRESCHOOL SCREENING?

Last Updated: 6/16/2020 5:15 PM

What to Expect the Day of Your Child’s Appointment

 

Please bring the following (if you have them available)

  • 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.
    • Motor includes large and fine motor skills. Your child will be asked to jump, skip, put blocks together, and use a pencil to copy.
    • Concepts will include counting, and naming pictures, colors, body parts, and shapes.
       
    • Language will include saying words to see if there are any concerns with speech, and looking at pictures and naming them. There are also tasks relating to letters and sounds.
       
    • Behavior will be screened through observation.
       
    • 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.
  • 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)