What is Preschool Screening?

State law requires your local school district to provide a screening program for preschool children. This screening is done free of charge and helps in the early identification of young children who may need specialized instruction. It is not a requirement for entry into four year-old or five year-old kindergarten.

The developmental screening is done by a preschool learning strategist and a speech / language pathologist. They will engage in activities with your child as well as talk to you in order to understand your child’s development. The areas assessed include: speech, language, motor, social, self-care and early learning skills. Your child’s hearing and vision will also be screened. The screening process takes approximately 30 minutes.

During the screening appointment, staff will talk with parents about their child’s strengths and, if necessary, areas that need to be improved. For children who demonstrate possible delays, the team will recommend next steps specific to the child. If needed, intervention programs are available through the school district at no charge to families.  

If you want to discuss your child’s development or have questions about the screening, please call Marla Lewis, Preschool Screening Coordinator, at 262-560-8000 (Ext. 8076).

We look forward to the beginning of a cooperative partnership between your family and the Oconomowoc Area School District.



Click here for the  Preschool Screening Brochure.
Click here for the summary of Preschool Options.


2017-18 Preschool Screening Dates 

SCREENING DATES             BIRTH DATE RANGE 
September 15   Between December 2013- January 2014
October 20Between February- March 2014
November 17April-May 2014
December 8Extra Date if needed
January 5 June- July 2014
February 23 August- September 2014
March 16 Extra Date if needed
April 13 October-November 2014
May 18  Extra date if needed
W360 N7077 Brown Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-1115
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