Screening Process


The next community preschool screening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5, please call Kim Regalado at (630) 909-4903 to schedule an appointment for preschool screening.

Community Preschool Screening
Play-Based Assessment
Preschool screening
A community preschool screening is offered for Winfield families of preschool-aged children several times per school year by appointment. The screening process will assess your child’s readiness, social skills, speech-language and fine/gross motor skills, and determine if children may need further assessment.
Please contact Kim Regalado, 909-4903, for more information and to schedule an appointment.
WHAT should I expect at Preschool Screening?
  • Teachers and specialists will engage your child in activities to assess readiness, speech-language, and fine/gross motor skills.
  • A Social Worker will discuss with the parent your observations of your child’s abilities and any concerns you have regarding your child’s development.
WHO will work with my child?
  • A Teacher will administer the Brigance screening tool.
  • Our Speech-Language Pathologist will assess speech and language skills using the Preschool Language Scale 5 Screening Test.
  • Our Social Worker will interview parent using the information you supplied to the questionnaires sent to you prior to the screening.
  • Our School Psychologist will review the Ages and Stages questionnaire completed by parent.
HOW will I know the results of the screening?
  • Exit interview with our social worker
  • A letter will be sent home detailing the results of the screening. Possible outcomes include:
    • No concerns at this time, no follow-up warranted
    • Referral for Prekindergarten Program
    • Referral for Play-Based Assessment
Play-based Assessment
A play-based assessment is completed as a follow-up to our Preschool Screening when more information is warranted to determine eligibility for Special Education Services.
WHAT should I expect at a Play-Based Assessment?
  • You and your child will be escorted to a room with toys and activities.
  • The assessment team will observe and engage your child in playful interactions to determine skill levels in the area of gross motor (movement), fine motor, speech and language, social development and play skills in general.
  • You may be interviewed by the social worker regarding developmental milestones and concerns.
  • A vision and hearing screening will be administered.
  • The assessment typically lasts 45-60 minutes.
WHO will work with my child?
  • Winfield 34’s specialists will work with your child. A domain meeting will be held to determine which members complete the assessment. Possible team members include:
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Physical Therapist
    • Social Worker
    • School Psychologist
    • Preschool Teacher
HOW will I know the results of the Play-Based Assessment?
  • An Individual Education Program (IEP) meeting will be scheduled at your convenience to share results from the Play-Based Assessment and determine eligibility for Special Education services.
To Contact Us
0S150 Winfield Rd.
Winfield, IL. 60190
Phone: 630-909-4903
Fax: 630-933-9236