WHS believes that early screening is essential to the learning process. It is our mission to have every Head Start child screened within 45 calendar days after the child enters the program. The purpose of Child Find is to screen children and identify special learning disabilities and/or needs, which could affect your child’s performance in school. No child will be screened without signed parent permission.
Screening methods are simple techniques that focus on areas of speech and language, motor, conceptual and general overall development including behavior. The screening methods do not involve medical examinations. Parents are welcome to accompany their child during screening.
If screening results indicate the presence of concerns, you will be contacted to review the situation and address the possibility of further assessment. These assessments can determine if the child is having a problem and what that problem may be.
Parents are encouraged to save a copy of the Child Find results to assist with Kindergarten registration.