Preschool Screening

District 70 offers preschool screenings for children three to five years of age within the Libertyville D70 boundaries. The developmental screening includes assessment in the areas of motor, language, concepts and social-emotional development. The screening provides the Early Childhood Team with valuable information to determine if a child’s skills are developing within typical range or further assessment is warranted.  Screenings are held at the District 70 Educational Resource Center at 1381 W. Lake St., Libertyville (across from Butterfield School). 

Preschool Screenings for the 2021-22 School Year
Please call  847-247-2694 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. by the dates indicated below to schedule a screening

  • Friday, Sept. 3, 2021   (please call by Aug. 20, 2021)
  • Friday, Oct. 1, 2021    (please call by Sept. 17, 2021)
  • Friday, Nov. 5, 2021    (please call by Oct. 22, 2021)
  • Friday, Jan. 14, 2022     (please call by Dec. 17, 2021)
  • Friday, Feb. 4, 2022     (please call by Jan. 21, 2022)
  • Friday, March 4, 2022   (please call by Feb. 18, 2022)
  • Friday, April 8, 2022    (please call by March 25, 2022)

For more information, contact Mary Tyree, administrative assistant in the Special Services Dept., 847-247-2694, 

District 70 offers preschool screenings to assess children whose parents have concerns about their child's development and to determine if progress is at an appropriate rate. The screening is not a full and detailed evaluation of your child. It is a tool that provides a worthwhile diagnostic assessment of your child's development in the areas of motor, language, and concepts.
Who is eligible?

  • District 70 will screen children between the ages of 2 -ears and 10-months -ld and up to 5 years old. District 70 will refer children 2-years and 9-months-old and younger to early intervention.  

What is the purpose of the screening?

  • To assess children whose parents have concerns about their child's development.

What are the developmental areas screened? 

  • Communication: Receptive and expressive language skills.
  • Gross Motor: Use of large muscles for sitting, walking, etc.
  • Fine Motor: Hand and finger movement and coordination.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to play with toys and solve problems:
  • Personal-social: Self-help skills and interaction with others.

How often do the screenings take place?

  • Screenings are held frequently throughout the school year.

Whom do I contact for more information?

  • If you have developmental concerns, please call Mary Tyree at 847-247-2694 for more information.