Screening information


RTSD26 offers preschool screenings to all district 3 and 4 year olds suspected of having a developmental delay.  In addition, we will also be screening students to see if they are eligible for the ECDEC preschool program or our Bilingual Spanish Preschool program. To be eligible for these programs, families must meet specific criteria, such as speaking a second language in the home, income level, or other criteria that can be explained to you at the screening.

If you are concerned that your child has a delay in vision, hearing, motor, speech, language, cognition and/or social functioning, call 224-612-7308 to set up a screening time. All screenings are done by appointment only and will take place at Prairie Trails. Screenings  will be held on Thursdays at either 9:30 AM or 12:30 PM and are scheduled once a month through April. Be prepared to be here for at least 2 hours. There is NO child care for younger siblings; we ask that you make arrangements for them as they may distract from the screening process.

Your child must be at least 3 years old at the time of screening.  A birth certificate  and proof of residency is required before your child can be screened. A parent or guardian must stay the entire time with the child. We offer limited Spanish and Polish translation, and ask if you or your child do not speak English that you bring someone with you that may help during the screening time.

If you are unsure if your child is developing appropriately, please consult with your child's preschool teacher or pediatrician for advice. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information: