In preparation for entry into kindergarten, our district offers two programs that help families with young children get a boost on promoting learning skills, assessing development. Both programs are free with advance registration.
This program is offered free during the school year to families who live in Oak Harbor and may need assistance in helping their child become ready for kindergarten. Consecutive class sessions are conducted by early learning specialists who provide instruction in learning development, plus games and activities for babies and toddlers. Parents also receive free learning toys to encourage fun and growth. Get more information on the READY! for Kindergarten
website, or contact Kathy Ridle at 360.279.5945.
Child Find seeks to identify and assist families with young children ages three to five years who are not currently enrolled in school and may need special education services. The free screenings are held during the school year to evaluate for possible intellectual or physical disabilities, hearing, vision, speech, language, health, learning and developmental delay, behavior management, birth defects, and orthopedic or spinal development.
The screening itself takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. During this time, children will be given a free vision, hearing, speech, language and developmental check. While their child is being screened, parents will be asked to provide general information on their child's development. Their child's baby book or calendar may be helpful to parents in answering some of the questions. Results will be provided to the parents after their child's screening has been completed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 360.279.5928. If your child is already in school, please contact your school principal to request testing.