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.


2019-20 Preschool Screening Dates 

SCREENING DATES             BIRTH DATE RANGE 
September 18, 2019Between December 2015- January 2016
October 16, 2019Between February- March 2016
November 13, 2019April-May 2016
December 11, 2019Extra Date if needed
January 8, 2019 June- July 2016
February 12, 2019 Extra Date if needed
March 11, 2019 August- September 2016
April 15, 2019 October-November 2016
May 13, 2019 Extra date if needed
915 E. Summit Avenue
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-1115
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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