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Early Childhood Programs

Starting Points- Parents As Teachers Home Visiting Program ( Prenatal- Age 3)



Home Visiting Programs in Illinois




· Home Visiting– an in-home program for families with children prenatal to age 3

· Goal– all children will grow and develop to reach their full potential

· Philosophy-  parents are their child’s fist and most influential teachers                                    

· Eligibility– determined through a parent interview and rating scale

· Services

 -Personal  Home Visits

- Group Connections

- Screenings

- Resource Network

· Cost– services are free to district families, funding is provided through the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Block Grant

 


 Preschool for All– Ages 3 to 5


Preschool For All in Illinois



· Preschool for All– a comprehensive education program for eligible 3 and 4 year old children and their families

· Goal–provide eligible children with the readiness skills for becoming successful in kindergarten

· Location– Kreitner, Renfro & Webster Elementary Schools

· Eligibility–determined through a parent interview, rating scale and screening score with priority given to children in most need of support prior to kindergarten

· Classrooms-each teacher (with an assistant) has mixed aged groups of twenty 3-5 year olds in a half day program

· Curriculum– is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards

· Parents– are encouraged to participate in their child’s educational development. Volunteering in their child’s classroom is encouraged.

· Cost– services are free to all families, funding is provided through the Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Block Grant



Early Childhood Special Education Program (Ages 3 - 5)

Early Childhood Special Education




 · Early Childhood– a Special Education program for 3-5 year old children who have special needs.

· Goal– provides families and children with access to specialized programming to fit the individualized need of their child

· Location– Kreitner, Renfro & Webster Elementary Schools

· Eligibility– must exhibit a delay in one or more developmental area

· Classrooms– each teacher (with an assistant) has mixed age groups of ten 3-5 year olds.

· Curriculum– is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards

· Parents– are encouraged to participate in their child’s educational development. Volunteering in their child’s classroom is encouraged.

· Cost– services are free to all families, funding is provided through the Illinois State Board of Education

· Transportation– Door to door transportation is provided for those who have an IEP



Free Developmental Screenings

The 2017-2018 screenings will be held September 29, January 26,February 23, March 23 and April 6.

Please call the Prek Office at 618-346-6301 option 3 and ask for Romayne to schedule your child's screening. 

Children birth to 5 years of age may be screened. 

Developmental screenings are held several times throughout the school year. Children receive free vision, hearing, speech, language and overall development checks by the Early Childhood and Pre-K district staff.