How We Screen
Getting ready for Kindergarten is an important step for your family. A lot of thought goes into picking out the right back pack and getting all the supplies needed for your child to start school. An even more important step that can not be forgotten is ensuring that your child's developmental skills are ready to be successful in school. Booking an appointment for your child's Fair Start screen will look at their speech, literacy, language, fine and gross motor, social interaction skills and nutrition. This will make sure that your child has all the skills to be ready for school, or will provide assistance for your child to ensure they have all the skills to participate in school.
Screening is not a test. It will not label a child or provide an in-depth assessment of a child's abilities in any area. It is intended to help both the parent and the school to identify any concerns which may interfere with learning. The earlier a problem is identified, the more likely it is that it can be remedied.
The screener will have some activities for children and questions for parents in many areas of your child's development. Results will be shared with parents/guardiansIf a child requires follow up in any area, parents will be given the information so that they can connect with the appropriate agency.