Westchester schools offer early childhood screening

Westchester Elementary District 92.5 will be conducting a free screening for children 3, 4 and 5 years of age.

The screening on Sept. 11 at Westchester Primary School, 2400 Downing Ave., Westchester, is only for children who reside within District 92.5.

Children will be screened by professionals in the areas of vision, hearing, speech, language, fine motor, gross motor and cognitive ability. The results of these assessments will provide an indication of the child’s level of development. As part of the screening, children may be eligible for a state funded preschool program through the district.

Appointments are being taken through Sept. 2, by calling 708-450-2700, Ext. 649.

Resource and referral information to Child and Family Connections for DuPage and Cook County will also be available for parents knowing of a child with special needs under the age of 3. For question or concerns about a child’s development who is under 2 years, 9 months old, contact 1-888-566-8228.

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