Parents as Partners
Preschool screenings are designed to evaluate a child's development and to assist in the early identification of a child who should be referred for a special education evaluation. Parents are also provided with important feedback about their child's development and with suggested activities for enhanced skill development. If an area of concern is identified by the Dover Early Childhood Special Education Staff, we will discuss with you, our concerns and any recommended next steps. Dates for screening are listed on the Events page. You may also contact us at any time.
About Preschool Screening
You will be a welcome and equal partner throughout the special education process because we understand that you have unique knowledge of your child's abilities and possible areas of need and because we believe we are better able to assist your child if we work collaboratively with you. Therefore, you should expect to be actively involved in all meetings that discuss the identification, evaluation, IEP development and/or educational placement of your child.