The East Providence School Department is writing to inform you about the FREE Child Outreach Screening Program that is both federally and state mandated. Much like your well visits with the pediatrician, the School departments are required to offer developmental screenings to all 3, 4, and 5 year old children that are Rhode Island residents. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to have their children screened each year, prior to entering kindergarten, due to varied developmental requirements for each age level.
The FREE screening consists of a brief assessment in five areas of development:
General Development—such as fine/gross motor skills, memory, etc.
Speech and Language skills
Social and Emotional Development
The screening is not a comprehensive, standardized evaluation, but a look at how your children are doing in comparison to their peers. The information gained is used to provide you with the reassurance that your children are developing as they should. All information is confidential and not shared with anyone unless you give written permission to do so.
The screeners completing the screenings are trained and are supervised by the Early Childhood Coordinator. All screeners are advised about confidentiality and have had a National Background Check.
Finally, if your child attends one of the following Early Learning Centers, you do not need to schedule an appointment. Screenings will be held at the following locations:
Early Learning Center of RI
Little Red School House
Up With Children
Oliver Day School
Ocean State Montessori
Brown Play School
Sacred Heart Day Care
The Children’s Workshop
The Green Crayon
Teddy Bear Learning
St. Margaret’s Preschool
Oldham State PK Martin State PK
EPELP @ Waddington St. Mary’s Academy, Bay View PK
If you would like to have your child screened please call 401-383-4192 to schedule an appointment.
Mylissa Moon, M.A.
Early Childhood Coordinator