D101 Preschool and Kindergarten Screening


Monday, April 24, 2023


All Saints Episcopal Church

4370 Woodland Ave.

Western Springs

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Contact Kelly Rotolo



The Western Springs District 101 Preschool screening is recommended if you have concerns about your child’s development and:

  • your child is 33 months to 4 years of age

  • you are currently living within the District 101 boundaries

The Western Springs District 101 Kindergarten screening is recommended if you have concerns about your child’s development and:

  • your child is 5 and will begin Kindergarten in August 2023

  •  you are currently living within the District 101 boundaries

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT is the purpose of Preschool Screening?

A screening is completed to assist in identifying children that live in District 101 who may be in need of a full and individual evaluation to determine possible eligibility for Special Education services.

HOW do I know if my child should be screened?

If you or your child’s pediatrician have concerns about your child’s development in one or more area which Includes:

● Your child’s overall development

●  Your child’s readiness for school

●  Your child’s social interactions

●  Your child’s ability to communicate

●  Your child’s fine or gross motor skills

WHAT if I don’t have those concerns now, but I am concerned that my child might need to be screened in the future?

We offer screenings throughout the year. Please call Dr. Fredericks at 847-485-2850 to discuss any concerns you might have with your child’s development.

WHAT should I expect at Preschool Screening?

The screening is a standardized and play-based format. Such a format will naturally assess your child's readiness, social interactions, communication, and fine/gross motor skills in a developmentally appropriate manner within the preschool classroom. Additionally, vision and hearing will also be screened.

WHO will work with my child?

●  A Speech-Language Pathologist will assess speech (articulation) and language (expressive/receptive) skills.

●  A School Nurse will screen vision and hearing abilities.

●  A Preschool Teacher will administer a screening tool as well as assess social interactions and

readiness through play.

●  An Occupational Therapist and/or Physical Therapist will assess fine and gross motor skill


HOW long will the screening take?

About an hour. Each child will rotate through various stations which include academic readiness, vision and hearing, speech and language and motor skills. While you wait, you will complete a parent questionnaire.

HOW will I know the results of the screening?

Team members will meet after the screening to review the results of each child that participated in the screening on that day. Parents will have information about the screening results within two weeks after the appointment.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Fredericks, Director of Student Services, at 708-485-2850 or jfredericks@d101.org.