Child Outreach Screening
What is Child Outreach?
Child Outreach is a free screening offered to ALL Rhode Island children ages 3, 4 and 5. The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education strongly recommend children be screened each year to determine their developmental status. A Child Outreach screening can help identify children who may need further assessment, intervention and/or services at an early age.
Why should I participate?
Families often have questions about their child’s growth and development. A Child Outreach screening can help you understand how your child is progressing and learn ways to continue to support their development.
What does the screening involve?
When should my child participate in a screening?
Children should participate in screening annually at 3, 4, and 5 years old. Since children learn rapidly during these early years, each annual screening provides families with an up-to-date check on their child’s development.
What if my child speaks and understands another language other than English?
What happens after a screening?
Screening results are reviewed and a summary sent to you within a few weeks. The summary will include the areas of development that indicate age-appropriate results as well as those that may require a rescreen or follow-up.
What happens to the screening results?
To schedule a screening, please fill out the Child Outreach Form and the Early Childhood Coordinator will contact you to setup an appointment.