Mendota School District 289 plans preschool screenings for upcoming school year

MENDOTA – L.E.A.S.E. will be holding free preschool screenings for Mendota District #289 at First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Sixth St., Mendota on Monday, Aug. 15, and Tuesday, Aug. 16. You may make an appointment starting July 15 by calling Maria at 815-539-7362 ext. 1310.

The screenings are for children who are 3 (by Sept. 1, 2022) or 4 years old.  L.E.A.S.E.  will screen key developmental areas such as motor development, speech, language, vision, hearing and general readiness. Only one parent/caregiver should bring the child to the screening.

All children must be screened to be eligible for the Mendota District #289 Preschool Program. If your child is currently enrolled in the Mendota District Preschool for All Program, he/she does not need to be screened again. Applications for Mendota District #289 Preschool will be at the screenings. The applications and screenings will be reviewed by the preschool team, and you will be contacted as to whether your child qualifies for preschool.

Mendota Elementary District #289 offers three need-based programs for 3- and 4-year-olds. One is a Developmental Program for students who qualify for Special Education Services due to a delay in one or more areas and two Preschool for All Programs that are funded through a State Grant and have specific qualifiers as “need-based” programs.