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Early Childhood Screening

Each month, District 28 offers families in our community the opportunity to attend an early childhood screening as part of Illinois’ Child Find requirement. Child Find is a mandate included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires school districts to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with suspected disabilities in their community.

Children Ages 3 through 5

District 28 residents may register a child between ages three through five for a free, developmental screening. Developmental screenings can identify if a child is having difficulties in the areas of hearing, vision, speech-language, fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional, cognitive, and/or adaptive skills. All screenings include a parent interview, review of environmental risk factors, completion of norm-referenced rating scales, and an onsite play-based assessment.

To schedule a screening, please contact Helene Josephson, Administrative Assistant for Young Explorers, at 847-504-3809 or

2023-24 Screening Dates

  • Thursday, February 22
  • Thursday, March 21
  • Thursday, April 18
  • Thursday, May 16

2024-25 Screening Dates

  • June 17, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • September 12, 2024
  • October 10, 2024
  • November 14, 2024
  • December 12, 2024
  • January 23. 2025
  • February 20, 2025
  • March 13, 2025
  • April 17, 2025
  • May 15, 2025

Children Ages Birth to 3

If a parent/guardian has concerns about a child’s development from the ages of birth to three, please contact:

Clearbrook Child and Family Connections (CFC)
1835 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: 847-870-7711

Fax: 847-870-7741

TTY: 847-870-2239



If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jenna Eberhardt, Program Director for Young Explorers, at 847-504-3848 or