2018 Child Find Activities

2018 Child Find Activities

VIVIAN HEATWOLE, Director of Pupil Services

The Wisconsin Heights School District will be conducting its annual “Child Find” activities in February for children between the ages of two and five years old.  The District mailed screening questionnaires to the parents and guardians of preschoolers whose names were obtained from the school census.  The questionnaire asks about the preschooler’s skills and developmental history.  Upon return of the questionnaire, the District’s Child Find staff will review the information and contact parents if they have any questions or concerns.

In addition, all resident families with children ages two-five are invited to take part in our second annual Child Development Fair on February 19th from 1:00-6:30 pm.  The purpose of the fair is to provide a free developmental screening (including a vision and hearing screening) for preschool children and to give families an opportunity to learn more about resources within our community to support their child’s early development.  If parents are unable to make an appointment for February 19th, other arrangements may be made.

Under a federal program called “Child Find,” school districts are required to offer screenings and evaluations to help identify children who need specialized instruction in motor, social, self-help, communication, or learning skills.  This year, we are encouraging all parents of children ages two through five to participate in a screening process as part of our Child Development Fair.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for the Child Development Fair on February 19th or if you have a preschool child who turned two years old by January 1, 2018, and have not yet received a questionnaire in the mail, please call Courtney Warren at the Wisconsin Heights School District Office (608) 767-2595, ext. 1005.