Preschool Screenings to be Held on August 5

The LaSalle/Putnam County Educational Alliance for Special Education (LEASE) Cooperative and the Putnam County School District will offer a preschool screening on Monday, Aug. 5.

The screenings will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Primary School in Granville. A parent must accompany their child to the screening.

Putnam County children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 5 are eligible for screening for fall enrollment. If a child turns 3 after this date, they will need to be screened at a different location after their third birthday.

The screening will cover small and large muscle development, speech, language, hearing, vision, cognition and social skills. Parents who have other developmental concerns about their child can discuss those during the parent interview. All Putnam County families with age-eligible preschoolers are encouraged to take advantage of this screening. The results of the screening will be used to determine eligibility for the early childhood program at PCPS. Students not eligible will be placed on a waiting list.

The preschool program (Preschool for All) is a state-funded grant program from the Illinois State Board of Education, and all rules and regulations are followed for the grant support. The preschool program offers developmentally appropriate experiences for young children to strengthen their skills for success later on in school. The program includes hands-on activities presented in a positive and encouraging learning environment.

To make an appointment for the preschool screening, call the school at 815-882-2800, option 5.

Source: Putnam County Record