Updated: August 27, 2012 6:10AM
Wilmette District 39 and Avoca District 37, under the legislation of the State of Illinois, provide free educational screenings for preschool-age children that reside in either the District 39 or District 37 communities. The screening dates are Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Jan. 25 and March 1.
The purpose of the screening is to identify developmental delays in children. Developmental delays can be observed in a child’s speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, learning ability, or emotional and social growth. Nurses also complete a brief vision and hearing screening.
This screening is not for advance placement in school or for kindergarten readiness.
Children ages 3, 4 and 5 who have not entered kindergarten, are eligible for the preschool screening. In order to participate, a child must be registered in advance. Parents are asked to complete and return several necessary forms before their child’s screening appointment.
The screening is conducted by Wilmette District 39 and held at Romona School, 600 Romona Road, Wilmette. Those who live in District 39 who want to schedule a child’s preschool screening appointment, contact Kathy Hughes at (847) 512-6044. Those in Avoca District 37 should contact Cindy Devin at (847) 251-3138.
For more information about making an appointment, call the coordinator for the Connecting Kids Preschool, Julie Pease at (847) 256-0211 x6463. Parents who have developmental concerns about children before their third birthday should contact Child and Family Connections at (847) 385-5070 or Julie Pease, Coordinator for Connecting Kids.