The next Preschool Screenings are scheduled for Friday, March 23 and Friday, May 4, 2018. If you have concerns about your 3 or 4 year old’s development please call the Preschool Office 859-957-2632.
The Kenton County School District offers an engaging preschool program to area children. The preschool program is available to 3- and 4-year-old children who live in the district and meet eligibility requirements.
- children who are 4 years old by August 1, 2017 and whose family meets certain income requirements.
- 3- and 4-year-old children with developmental delays. To determine whether your child may have a developmental delay, a brief screening is conducted in the areas of cognition, communication, motor skills, self-help skills, and social skills. A delay in any of these areas may result in your child being eligible for preschool.
- Screening is structured to be completed through games and play.
- Your child will be screened in five areas. The areas include: motor, language, concepts, self-help and social development.
Gross Motor items screened include catching, jumping, hopping and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting copying shapes and letters and name writing.
Your child will be asked simple personal questions (name, age, gender), articulation, naming or identifying objects and actions, and rhyming.
Children will be asked to point to named body parts, name and identify colors, count blocks, place a block in named positions relative to a model house, and sorting shapes.
- Self-Help Development
Screens the child’s development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating and grooming.
- Social Development
Looks at the child’s development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.
- Vision and hearing will also be screened to see if there are any concerns with how your child is seeing and hearing.
- The screening process can take 1 to 1 ½ hours.