Robinson Schools

Screening Information

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.

If you would like to schedule a screening appointment for your child please contact Meghan Correll at 544-3153 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Developmental Information

Three Weeks:

     Your Baby

  • Enjoys being held and spoken to.
  • Is easily irritated, cries when needs something.
  • Is often comforted by walking, rocking, thumbsucking, and pacifiers.
  • Doesn't like bright lights.
  • Sees things 8-12 inches away.
  • Looks at bright simple pictures with contrasting colors.
  • Begins to turn head.
  • Has a burst-pause sucking pattern in search of communication.
  • Has an awake/asleep cycle.

     Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Being held, looked in the eye, talked to, and called by name.
  • Gazing at objects place to the side of him.
  • Lying on his stomach to practice head control.
  • Playing with you through daily activities (feeding, bathing, diapering).
  • Listening to you talk, sing, and chant nursery rhymes.

Two Months:

     Your Baby

  • Loves to look at human faces and begins to respond with smiles and coos.
  • Quiets in response to being held or to a persons voice or face.
  • Stays awake longer if people interact with him.
  • Makes noises with saliva.
  • Begins to know what comes next.
  • Will use his body differently in play with different people.
  • May continue to have a fussy period at the end of the day.
  • Continues organizing asleep/awake cycle.
  • Has different cries for different reasons.
  • Lifts head to look around.
  • Looks and stares at objects.
  • Finds hands, bats at objects, holds small objects briefly.
  • Pushes legs against hard surfaces.

     Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Being held, looked in the eye, talked to and called by name. *Your baby can watch your face for a long period of time.  Smiling, wriggling, and cooing are all part of his "talking"
  • Listening to you talk about routines and chant nursery rhymes.
  • Looking and batting at brightly colored objects.
  • Moving with you to different parts of the house.

Four Months:

     Your Baby

  • Turns head toward your voice or other sounds - burst of awareness.
  • Will increase cooing if you respond to his efforts.
  • May turn from breast of bottle at distractions.
  • May show the beginings of stranger awareness.
  • Holds head up.
  • Looks at hand and feet.
  • Reaches for objects.
  • Holds and shakes small objects and brings them to mouth.
  • Pushes up on arms and may roll over.
  • Holds feet in the air and kicks.
  • May begin teething.
  • Laughs out loud.

     Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Being held, looked in the eye, talked to and called by name.
  • Being held while drinking a bottle. *Feeding time is more than food.  At this age a baby will pause during a feeding for you to talk to him, to look at him, to cuddle him.  That's communication!
  • Lying on his stomach to look at bright objects in front of him.  Encourage your baby to try to reach for the objects.
  • Practicing to roll, scoot, and sit on the floor.
  • Listening to you "read" board books.

Six Months

     Your Baby

  • Enjoys cuddling, hugging, and kissing.
  • Babbles more than two sounds.
  • Understands simple words.
  • Begins to understand cause and effect.
  • Becomes aware of unfamiliar people
  • Likes to explore small objects (make sure they are safe).
  • Reaches out with one hand to pick up something.
  • Brings hands to midline, passes objects between hands.
  • May show hand preference.
  • Rocks on hands and knees.
  • Moves around, may roll, scoot, or crawl.
  • Rolls over, therefore needs a safe place for diaper changes.
  • May sit alone without support.
  • Sits in a highchair with safety strap.
  • Eats some solid foods.
  • Will soon use pincer grasp.
  • Birth weight has probably doubled.

     Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Being held, looked in the eye, talked to and called by name.
  • Finding a hidden toy under a blanket.  Leave part of it uncovered.  *Will your baby pull the blanket off to find the toy?
  • Listening to a variety of music and being sung to.
  • Playing "Peek-A-Boo".
  • Soothing sore gums with teething toys.
  • Moving about.  *Make sure your home is safe!
  • Listening to you read a book and talk about the pictures.

Nine Months

     Your Baby

  • Recognizes familiar people, is uneasy around strangers.
  • Begins to evaluate peoples moods.
  • Shows pride in accomplishments.
  • Looks to you in expectation of limits to be set.
  • May pull up to a standing position, begins to stoop.
  • Walks along furniture, crawls, scoots, creeps.
  • Begins to explore stairs.
  • Gets self into sitting position.
  • Bangs objects together at midline.
  • Likes to play with containers and small objects.
  • Likes moving parts on toys.
  • May have sleep interruptions.
  • Enjoys using pincer grasp to eat finger foods.
  • Copies sounds and some familiar actions.
  • Understands simple words and follows simple directions.
  • Looks at pictures in books.

     Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Being held, looked in the eye, talked to, and called by name.
  • Playing "Pat-a-Cake", waving "Bye-Bye".
  • Learning to point to his eyes, nose, mouth, and other body parts.
  • Pointing to one of several toys when named and finding a hidden toy in a box.
  • Exploring in a safe environment *Make sure your home is safe!
  • Being read to and helping to turn the pages.

Twelve Months:

     Your Baby

  • Struggles with independence/dependence.
  • Enjoys daily routines.
  • Gives affection.
  • Shows emerging sense of humor.
  • Babbles in sentences.
  • May say a few words: "Mama", "Dada", and "Uh-oh".
  • Understands much of what is said to him and responds to directions.
  • Puts objects through openings into things.
  • Begins correct use of toys such as a pegboard, hammer, and telephone.
  • Cares for doll or stuffed animal by feeding, cuddling, bathing.
  • Begins to roll or push a big ball.
  • Hands a toy to you.
  • Begins to show the concept of storage when handed several toys.
  • Stands alone, stoops, and stands back up.
  • May walk.
  • Climbs furniture.  May climb out of crib.
  • Straddles riding toys.
  • Helps pull off clothes, cooperates with dressing.
  • May refuse to eat different foods or to be fed.

Your Baby May Enjoy

  • Imitating Mother.
  • Copying games such as "So Big" and "Pat-a-Cake".
  • Exploring with freedom and with safety limits set.
  • Dropping small objects into a container and dumping them out again.
  • Playing with pots and pans or containers that fit into each other.
  • Reading books with you and identifying animals or objects found in them.

Fifteen Months:

     Your Toddler

  • Is curious.
  • Continues to struggle with independence.
  • Is learning limits.
  • Enjoys doing the same things over and over.
  • Walks up steps, climbs from one piece of furniture to another.
  • Rides little riding toys without pedals.
  • Turns and squats when walking.
  • Enjoys "Make Believe" play, want to imitate adults.
  • Fills and pours from containers.
  • Builds a four block tower.
  • Finds a hidden toy.
  • Shows more interest in playing with others.
  • Understands simple directions.
  • Babbles with expressions, may use simple words.
  • Points to pictures of familiar objects.
  • Wants to do self-feeding at meal time (drinks from a cup, uses a spoon).

     Your Toddler May Enjoy

  • Having conversations about her activity or play.  She will use gestures and speech to "talk" with you.
  • Helping with your jobs around the house: sweeping, cooking, etc.
  • Pouring water into different sized containers at bathtime, this is also a fun time to talk about body parts.
  • Stacking several boxes and knocking them down.
  • Making animal sounds while looking at a book about animals.

Eighteen Months

     Your Toddler

  • Wants to spend time with you.
  • Immitates housework and "helping" you.
  • Comes to you for assistance, comfort, and approval.
  • May have difficulty with separation.
  • Says "No".
  • Struggles with independence.
  • Is learning limits.
  • May have temper tantrums.
  • Says "Hi" and "Bye-Bye".
  • Indicates wants and can follow simple directions.
  • Points to body parts and clothing when named.
  • Is possessive of toys.
  • Tries to kick and throw a ball.
  • Scribbles.

     Your Toddler May Enjoy

  • Looking at a family book made out of family pictures.
  • Pointing to different parts of the face while looking in a mirror.
  • Doing things for himself.
  • Scribbling on blank paper with crayons.  Let him "draw" a picture.
  • Doing a simple three or four piece puzzle.  Show your child how to put it together.
  • Reading with you, especially books with repeating phrases.

Two Years

     Your Toddler

  • Is confident in learned tasks.
  • Wants to make decisions and often has difficulty sticking to one decision.
  • Likes "sameness" and knowing what to expect.
  • Enjoys playing with playmates and "pretend" play.
  • Models activities done by adults in his life.
  • Is self-centered, but tries to comfort others.
  • May throw temper tantrums.
  • Understands most simple words and sentences.
  • Matches sounds to animals.
  • Thinks things through.
  • Nests blocks or stacks rings in right order when shown.
  • May do a one to three piece puzzle.
  • Turns pages in books and looks at them on his own.
  • Draws "pictures".
  • Walks up stairs.
  • Tries to jump in place.
  • Learns to pedal a tricycle.
  • Removes clothes.
  • Feeds himself.

     Your Toddler May Enjoy

  • Talking with you eye to eye.
  • Helping with small household errands.
  • Playing "Hide and Seek".
  • Chanting nursery rhymes with you.
  • Hearing the same book over and over and over.

Two and One-Half Years

     Your Toddler

  • Is eager to learn and asks many questions.
  • Wants to be in control of every area of his life.
  • Feels secure following daily routines.
  • Often displays contradiction in independence/dependence.
  • Has dificulty making decisions.
  • Actively participates in conversations.
  • Is rapidly learning new words.
  • May stutter.
  • Loves to give orders.
  • May throw temper tantrums.
  • Identifies body parts in a picture.
  • Remembers where possesions are kept.
  • May sort colors and shapes when shown.
  • Glues items on paper.
  • Begins to control bladder and bowels during the day.
  • Kicks a ball.

     Your Toddler May Enjoy

  • Your undivided attention when talking, playing, or reading a book.
  • Pretend play like feeding a favorite teddy bear.
  • Playing with modeling dough.
  • Moving to music.
  • Hearing a favorite book read just as written (don't skip any pages!).

Three Years:

     Your Toddler

  • Needs to feel important.
  • Wants to be just like Mom/Dad.
  • Asks many questions.
  • Continues to test limits.
  • Begins to understand time concepts: "now", "soon", "later", "hurry".
  • Remembers and follows a few simple rules.
  • May have a bad dream, may wake with fears.
  • Begins to share toys and takes turns with playmates.
  • Draws a circle when shown how to.
  • Handles children's blunt-end scissors.
  • Stands on one foot.
  • Tiptoes.
  • Alternates feet when going upstairs.
  • Says first and last name.
  • Talks about objects in picture books.
  • Begins to know same and different, begins to understand opposites (big-little).
  • May know some colors.
  • May count to ten.
  • Puts on clothes and shoes.
  • Begins to manage zippers and large buttons.
  • Washes and dries hands.
  • Has mastered toilet training or is in progress.

     Your Toddler May Enjoy

  • Having conversations with you.
  • Taking a walk and talking about what you see.
  • Helping you sort and fold clothes and put toys away.
  • Saying silly rhymes and finger plays, and singing songs.
  • Playing with playmates.
  • Listening to you read a book and then reading it back to you.

Calendar of Events

2012-2013 Calendar of Events


9/3 - First Play Group of the School Year

9/19 - Bike Wash 5:30- 6:30



10/23 - No Play Group (Parent Teacher Conferences)

10/24 - No Play Group (Parent Teacher Conferences)



11/28 - No Play Group (Thanksgiving Day)

11/29 - No Play Group (Thanksgiving Break)



12/24 No Play Group (Christmas Break)

12/26 No Play Group (Christmas Break)

12/27 No Play Group (Christmas Break)

12/31 No Play Group (Christmas Break)



1/2 No Play Group (Christmas Break)

1/3 No Play Group (Christmas Break)




2/28 No Play Group (Teacher's Institute)







4/18 No School (Good Friday)









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**The mission of the Children and Parents Program is to positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.**

2013-2014 Play Group Schedule

Tuesday: 10:00am - 11:30 am

Thursday: 10:00am - 11:30 am

Friday: 8:00am- 9:00 am 

***The first Play Group of the school year will be Tuesday, September 3th!

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Parenting Information

Developmental Information

Preschool Screening



Robinson High School
2000 North Cross Street
Phone: (618) 544-9510
Fax: (618) 544-7921
Principal: Victoria McDonald

Nuttall Middle School
400 West Rustic Street
Phone: (618) 544-8618
Fax: (618) 544-5304
Principal: Craig Beals

Lincoln Grade School
301 East Poplar Street
Phone: (618) 544-3315
Fax: (618) 544-4136
Principal: Kathy Bemont

Washington Elem. School
507 West Condit Street
Phone: (618) 544-2233
Fax: (618) 544-5502
Principal: Jason Stark

Community Unit #2
1301 North Allen Street
Phone: (618) 544-7781
Fax: (618) 544-9284
Superintendent: Josh Quick
Community Unit School District #2 


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