Early Childhood

Early Childhood Screenings

School District 126 offers preschool screenings by appointment only for children between the ages of 3 and 5, who are residents of Alsip Hazelgreen Oak Lawn District 126.  The developmental screenings assess the areas of communication, motor, cognitive and social-emotional skills to determine if a child is meeting his/her developmental milestones.  

In order to be screened, a parent needs to contact Gina Fiske, Program Coordinator at (708) 293-3511.  Parents will receive a screening packet in the mail to complete in its entirety.  Once parents return a completed packet, screenings are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.  Screenings are conducted by a team at District 126 who specialize in Early Childhood Education.  

School District 126 Preschool Program utilizes a state criteria checklist to determine eligibility for the program. Upon completion of the screening process, a variety of options are available based on the results of the screening. Some options may include:  

  • A child maybe placed in a preschool program if eligibility requirements are met (or placed on the waiting list if the program is at capacity)
  • Referred for further evaluations
  • Referred to a Head Start program if a resident of Oak Lawn  
  • Re-screened to monitor progress 
  • Referred to the District 126 play groups.  

If you have any questions or would like to have your child between the ages of 3-5 (turns five AFTER September 1st) screened for preschool, please contact Gina Fiske, Program Coordinator at (708) 293-3511 or gfiske@dist126.org.  You can also click on the link below to request a packet for your child.  

Preschool Screening Packet Request

2018-2019 School Year Preschool Screen Information


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