Parents of three- and four-year-old children can take advantage of free pre-kindergarten screenings through the “Preschool For All” grant at the Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center (RLCFCC).
The free screenings are sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education grant during the month of May. Parents may contact the RLCFCC now to schedule a screening on Monday, May 14 through Wednesday, May 16.
To qualify for free screenings, children should be three years old by Sept. 1, 2018. Parents will need to provide proof of income and bring the child’s certified birth certificate. Potty training is not a requirement for entrance.
Results from the developmental screening will be shared with parents the same day. Each child will also have a portfolio to track their educational progress throughout the school year.
Qualified children can receive free morning pre-kindergarten class at the RLCFCC, running from 8 – 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. All day care is also available for a $12 fee per day.
Pre-kindergarten classes at the RLCFCC include free field trips for children and parents, parent education opportunities, parent events, and attendance at Kindergarten Boot Camp to help relieve fears prior to entering kindergarten. A Pre-Kindergarten Graduation ceremony will be held at the end of the year for children entering kindergarten.
To learn more or schedule a screening, contact the RLCFCC at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1393.