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 Development Days
Every Spring the Unified School District of De Pere offers Child Development Days. 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 attend, even if you feel your child has no developmental delays.
The purpose for CDD is as follows:
- Assess children's developmental progress.
- Provide parents with awareness of available childcare, community services and medical/health resources.
- Provide parents with awareness of child growth and development issues.
What Happens at Child Development Days?
Your child will be screened in a relaxed and friendly setting. While the screening is being conducted, parents will be encouraged to browse through our exhibit area where local agencies will provide information on child development and medical/health issues, as well as an awareness of community opportunities and services available for preschool children and parents. When the screening process is completed, an educational professional will share the results with parents and provide developmental recommendations. The entire screening process is completed within approximately 45 minutes. Free gifts will be provided for children who participate in Child Development Days. Refreshments will also be served.
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.