Important Information About Child Outreach’s Free Services
Child Outreach is a valuable and free service offered to children ages 3 to 5. Learn more about this important service that can truly help your child before Kindergarten placement.
Child Outreach is a free service offered to all children 3 to 5 years old. Child Outreach provides a brief assessment in five areas of development: vision, hearing, speech and language skills, social and emotional development, and general development, such as gross and fine motor skills and memory.
Much like bringing your child to the pediatrician, children should be screened annually, at 3, 4 and 5 years old. Because the activities are based upon what is appropriate for your child's age and experiences at the time of screening, each screening provides families with an up-to-date check on their child's status.
Child Outreach can help identify children who may need further assessment, intervention and services at an early age in order to prevent the occurrence of more severe problems later. They want to ensure that ALL children are off to a good start before entering kindergarten.
It is highly recommended that any child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013 have a Child Outreach screening prior to kindergarten registration in the spring of 2013. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call Narragansett Child Outreach at (401) 792-9430, ext. 3203.