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Pre-K Screenings Set for September 20 at SIC in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – Wabash Ohio Valley Special Education District will be conducting free prekindergarten screenings Monday, Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Southeastern Illinois College’s Learning Commons located in A building in Harrisburg. 

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 that will be kept and two most recent paycheck stubs for the Pre-K screening.

All children living within the college district who are three years of age by screening day are eligible for Pre-K. 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.

Free screenings for children newborn to two years, will also be held Monday, Sept. 20. These screenings will take place at the Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study located on SIC’s campus.

To schedule a screening for your child, please call 252-5400 and enter ext. 3411 for Pre-K screenings or ext. 3415 for birth to two screenings by Friday, Sept. 17. Space is limited and appointments will be taken on a first-call basis. Everyone including the children will be required to wear a mask and are asked to social distance with other participants.