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Pre-K Screening to be held at SIC September 26

Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free Pre-Kindergarten screenings on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. outside of Southeastern Illinois College’s Melba Patton Library.

The screenings take about 45 minutes and include hearing, vision, speech, language and coordination tests.  Head Start personnel will be available to discuss their program, and families should bring a copy of the child’s official birth certificate.

All children living within the college district who are three years of age by screening day are eligible. SIC’s district includes Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope and much of White counties.  It also includes the southeast corner of Hamilton and the northeast corner of Johnson, as well as small border areas in East Williamson and South Hamilton counties.

Call Steffanie Ferrell with the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study, at (618) 252-5400 ext. 3411 by Monday, Sept. 25 to make an appointment. Space is limited and appointments will be taken on a first-call basis.