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Unified School District of De Pere

Preschool Services

Preschool Services

The Unified School District of De Pere offers services to qualifying 3 to 5 year olds.  If you have a concern about your child's development, start by talking to your child's caregiver, doctor, or teacher.  Upon request, the school district will screen any resident child to determine whether a special education referral is appropriate.


Child Developmental Screenings

The Unified School District of De Pere offers Child Developmental Screenings.  This is a FREE screening opportunity for children ages 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 who reside within the East De Pere School District.  We encourage all residents to participate by completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, even if you feel your child has no developmental delays.  The purpose of the screening is to assess children's developmental progress and provide parents with awareness of child growth and development issues.


What is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire?

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire is a developmental screening tool used by both educators and health professionals.  It relies on parent expertise of their child to respond to questions about things their child can and can not do.  The questionnaire includes questions about a child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.


Preschool Age Services

Programming includes two traditional early childhood programs that are held for 2 hours and 45 minutes Mondays through Thursdays; collaborative early childhood programs with both Headstart and within a regular kindergarten class; children supported in regular preschools and daycare settings by an early childhood special education teacher,a speech/language therapist, and/or an occupational therapist (OT); itinerant speech/language therapy within the school setting; and a self-contained early childhood setting that is housed within a school for children with disabilities.