The purpose of Developmental Screening is to assess children's speech and language development, problem-solving skills, fine and gross motor skills, and social skills. Any family living within District 186 boundaries can request a developmental screening or "learning check up" of their child's age appropriate skills. At the time of screening, families will be asked to provide their child's original Certified Birth Certificate to verify the child's age. Families will also be asked to provide proof of household income or any public benefits.
A Developmental Screening must take place prior to a child's enrollment in Springfield prekindergarten programs. Screening appointments are scheduled each month throughout the school year. To schedule an appointment call the Prekindergarten program office at 217-525-3365. If you have concerns for your child's development such as: delayed speech and language, concerns with their pre-readiness/school skills, or if your child has a diagnosis/medical condition that makes it difficult for them to learn, please contact Pam Gaspard to schedule a private screening, 217-525-3060.
2020-2021 Screening Dates
September 11,18, 23 February 12
October 16 March 12, 19, 26
November 13 April 16
January 15 May 21