School system, education foundation partner on screenings

December 30, 2013 

Project Enlightenment of the Office of Early Learning with Wake County Public Schools will partner with the East Wake Education Foundation to conduct a developmental screening event for children between the ages of 2 years, 10 months to 5 years of age. These developmental screenings will help identify children who may benefit from special education services prior to their entry in kindergarten.

The screenings will be available on Jan. 10 and 24, and Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment for a specific day and time.

Parents will be part of the screening and will receive a written summary of how their child performed in several skill areas compared to other children of the same age. Parents will be informed of how and where they can get help for their child, if needed. Children's books will be distributed to each child who is screened.

Those interested should call Project Enlightenment at 919-856-7776 and request a screening appointment. They will be asked to share information about their child, such as the child's name, date of birth and their specific concerns about their child. Jackie Braswell will return parent calls to schedule the appointment.

The day of screening, parents are asked to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate and a recent water, gas, or electric bill that has their home address on it. A record of the child’s immunizations and most recent doctor visit are also helpful.

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