Screening information

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RTSD26 offers preschool screenings to all district 3 and 4 year olds suspected of having a developmental delay.  In addition, we will also be screening students to see if they are eligible for the ECDEC preschool program or our Bilingual Spanish Preschool program. To be eligible for these programs, families must meet specific criteria, such as speaking a second language in the home, income level, or other criteria that can be explained to you at the screening.
If you are concerned that your child has a delay in vision, hearing, motor, speech, language, cognition and/or social functioning, call 224-612-7308 to set up a screening time. All screenings are done by appointment only and will take place at the River Trails Early Learning Center at Parkview. Screenings  will be held on Thursdays at either 9:30 AM or 12:30 PM and are scheduled once a month through April. Be prepared to be here for at least 2 hours. There is NO child care for younger siblings; we ask that you make arrangements for them as they may distract from the screening process.
2018-19 screening dates: (Thursdays)
September 13, October 11, November 08, December 13,January 10, February 14, March 14 and April 18. If your child will turn three in the summer of 2019 (June, July or August)  please call and make an appointment for the next available screening  well in advance. 224-612-7308
  Your child must be at least 3 years old at the time of screening.  A birth certificate  and proof of residency is required before your child can be screened. A parent or guardian must stay the entire time with the child. We offer limited Spanish and Polish translation, and ask if you or your child do not speak English that you bring someone with you that may help during the screening time.
 Para hacer una cita en Español, por favor llame a Ms. Kagan 224-612-7301
If you are unsure if your child is developing appropriately, please consult with your child's preschool teacher or pediatrician for advice. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information: