Kaskaskia Special Education District #801 along with 27 elementary school district and Early Intervention providers are sponsoring free screening clinics for all children birth to five years of age who reside in Clinton, Marion, and Washington Counties.
Checks of each child’s speech and general development will be done, along with vision and hearing screenings for older children.
Participation in these screenings is also useful to determine eligibility for Prekindergarten programs offered by school districts.
These classes are for 3 and 4-year-olds who may not be disabled, but who would benefit from a stimulating preschool learning environment in order to be successful in school later on.
Family and health factors are considered when determining eligibility for Prekindergarten classes.
Applications for Head Start are also available at the screening clinics.
Appointments for the screenings should be made with the child’s resident school district.
Free Learning Check-Ups are available: Tuesday, March 3rd at St. Barbara Parish Center in Okawville from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Monday, March 16th at Nashville Elementary from 1-7 p.m.; Tuesday, March 17th at Nashville Elementary from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Monday, March 23rd at Oakdale Elementary from 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, April 8th at Irvington Grade School from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and at Ashley Grade School from 1-4 p.m.