Free Preschool Screenings to Be Held on March 5th, 6th at the ECC

Free Preschool Screenings to Be Held on March 5th, 6th at the ECC

PARENTS: Please share this information with your Elmwood Park friends and neighbors who have preschool children! A downloadable flyer in English, Spanish and Polish is available here.


District 401 is offering residents the opportunity to bring their preschool-age children to the Early Childhood Center for a free preschool screening.

To be eligible for a screening, children must be at least 3 years old during the 2018-19 school year and no more than 5 years old as of Sept. 1, 2018.

The screenings will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, at the ECC.

To set up a screening time for your child, please follow the directions listed below for making an appointment.


What’s a Preschool Screening?


The purpose of the screening is to identify children who may benefit from a range of programs and services provided to preschoolers at our center.

Children who participate in the screening complete a series of activities to assess their level of development and readiness for school.

Each child will be evaluated in the areas of language, speech, English proficiency, social skills, motor skills and cognitive skills. A hearing and vision screening is also included.

The complete screening will take approximately 45 minutes.


How Do I Make an Appointment?


To make a screening appointment, or for further information, call 708-670-0836. Calls for appointments will be taken from noon to 3 p.m. on the following dates:

► Tuesday, Feb. 20
► Wednesday, Feb. 21
► Thursday, Feb. 22
► Friday, Feb. 23

Please leave a message and someone will return your call. You may also leave a message in Spanish or Polish.


ECC Preschool Screening at a Glance


► When: Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day

► Where: Early Childhood Center, 4 W. Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park

► How: Call 708-670-0836 to make an appointment.

  • Calls will be taken from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 23.
  • Please leave a message and someone will return your call.
  • You may also leave a message in Spanish or Polish.

Event Flyer: To download a flyer in English, Spanish and Polish, please click here.

► Cost of the Screening: Free!


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