Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 Child Development Day for Medford Area Public School District

2013 Child Development Day

The Medford Area Public School District, Taylor County Health Department and Taylor County Human Services will be hosting the annual Child Development Day on Thursday, October 17.  This preschool screening is provided as a free community service to families with children ages 2 through 4 years. 

Parents may register their child by calling 715-748-4620 ext. 534 starting immediately.  Appointments are being scheduled for Thursday, October 17, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Once a child is registered, the parents will receive a brief questionnaire which they are asked to complete and bring along to their appointment.  This developmental information will be used in conjunction with observations and information collected during the play group to provide families with insights as to their child’s developmental skills.  While children are being observed in the play area, parents are encouraged to visit the booths which provide additional information about child development, safety, nutrition, parenting tips, as well as community events and activities.

The screening process takes approximately 35 minutes to complete, and involves observations of a child’s motor, thinking, communication, and social skills through play activities.  Some children may require more time due to shyness.

When the screening process is complete, the child and parent will receive a “learning kit.”  The kits contain a number of activities and materials for the child and are designed to span roughly one year of development.  Of course, there are always snacks available at the end.  Please join us for the annual Child Development Day on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Medford Area Elementary School.

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