Preschool Screenings are held for children who will be at least 3 years old by September 1st of the following school year and will not be eligible for kindergarten. Screenings are designed to give parents a general understanding of how their child is developing in the areas of language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, communication, and conceptual development. Vision and hearing screenings are also provided by the health department at the time of the screening. This free screening is put on by the Get Set and Gingerbread ROE preschool staff as well as speech pathologists from the school district. During the screenings staff will look for children that are eligible for the Get Set preschool program at Washington Elementary School as well as the GIngerbread House ROE preschool program.
The preschool screening is a play based assessment. During the time of your screening appointment both you and your child will enter the playroom with approximately three other children and their parents. The room will be arranged with activities that encourage a natural environment for play for the children. While the children are busy with the pre-k staff the parent educator will take time to speak with each parent about their child and family.
The Children and Parents Program also offers birth to three developmental screenings. If you have concerns for your infant or toddler please contact Meghan Correll for a screening apointment at any time.