RAYMOND — Panhandle Schools will be offering a free developmental screening for children entering preschool. The screenings will be on April 27-28 for children ages between 3 and 5 residing within the district.
If your child is already in the program, you will not need to have them re-screened. If your child wishes to enter the program at age 3, they must have turned that age by May 1. A second screening will occur in August for children turning 3 during the summer months.
The screening will be assessed using Brigance Screening, which will assess academic and cognitive skills, language skills, physical development, and hearing and vision. They will be held in the Pre-K classroom at Farmersville Grade School by appointment only. Appointments can be scheduled now by calling the school.
If your child is not currently in the Panhandle Schools Preschool for All program and will be 5 by September 1, please contact Farmersville Grade School at (217) 229-4215, ext. 3 to pre-register for kindergarten.
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