Lake Forest School District 67 proves free educational screenings for preschool-age children who reside in Lake Forest two times each school year.
Three, four, and five year-old children who have not entered kindergarten are eligible for the preschool screening. The purpose of screening children is not for advance placement in school, but to help parents identify development lags in their children. Developmental delays can be observed in a child’s speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, learning ability, or emotional and social growth. Nurses also complete a brief vision and hearing screening.
It is not necessary for a child to be screened in all areas, only the areas with which there is concern. In order to participate, a child must be registered in advance.
After the child is registered, a packet will be sent home. Parents are asked to complete the necessary forms and bring them on the day of the child’s screening.