Developmental Screenings

  • Have your preschooler screened this year!

    Schools in the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC) screen children from birth to 5 years of age in the areas of vision, hearing, motor development, and language skills. Screening results are provided to the parent/guardian after the child has been screened by trained educators.

    In District 2, hese screenings are the first step in identifying children for District 2 Preschool classes and/or Metropolitan Family Services' Head Start classes offer through the Bensenville Early Learning Center located at Tioga School.

    District 2's developmental screening dates for the 2018-19 school year are as follows:

    • September 13 and 14
    • December 14
    • May 2 and 3

    Call the Tioga School office at 630-766-2602 to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a developmental screening?

    During a developmental screening, trained educators will examine your child in the areas of gross and fine motor development, concepts, language, and communication. A nurse will also screen your child's vision and hearing.

    Should I take my child to developmental screening?

    Yes, particularly if you have concerns. The screening provides an opportunity for you to learn more about your child. 

    What kind of information can you get from screening children who are so young?

    Screening results will tell you how your child is developing. Depending on these results, your child may be eligible for for District 2 Preschool classes and/or Metropolitan Family Services' Head Start classes offer through the Bensenville Early Learning Center located at Tioga School. You may also be given some suggestions for working with your child at home. These activities will
    help prepare your child for school.

    What is done with the screening results?

    Screening results that suggest “no problems” are filed for the future. Children who score significantly below age level will be referred for more in-depth
    testing. This testing will reveal more information about your child’s needs. Testing is provided free of charge with parents’ permission and participation.

    Who should attend developmental screening?

    All children from birth to 5 years of age who live within District 2's boundaries.

    Do we have to pay?

    No, District 2 partners with the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC) to make these free services available to all children living within the District's boundaries.