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Now is the time to get your child scheduled for their pre-k screening.


Pre-K Coordinator Lauren Johnson indicates they are taking registrations now for their March 18-21 pre-k screenings. She says you can call or email her about setting up a time but she's also going to be available March 4 and 7 from noon to 6 pm to meet with any parents that have questions before they get registered.



Principal of Lincoln and Douglas Elementary Schools, Beth Wickenhauser explains the screenings take about 30-45 minutes and they work with children between ages 3 and 5 to assess their readiness for pre-k.



Wickenhauser indicates their pre-k grant has allowed them to expand their numbers and also bring Johnson to the district staff. She says the grant is a great resource for the community to provide pre-k classes for its youth.



Right now, 120 students are enrolled in the pre-k and points out they take students with developmental delays first and they enroll right when they turn 3 years old, which may come in the middle of the school year. 


To get registered for the upcoming pre-k screenings March 18-21, you can contact Johnson with a phone call to 217-650-9382 or email ljohnson@cusd15.org. 

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