D70 Little Sprouts Preschool Screening

District 70 offers preschool screenings for families living within the school district boundaries who are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old and are interested in our Little Sprouts preschool program.  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 Butterfield School 1441 Lake St.

Screenings are mandatory to attend the D70 Little Sprouts Preschool. 

Preschool Screenings for the 2022-23 School Year
Please call  847-247-2694 or email mtyree@d70schools.org by the dates indicated below to schedule a screening

  • Friday, Sept. 8, 2023   (please call or email  by Sept. 1, 2023)
  • Friday, Oct. 6, 2023   (please call or email by Sept. 29, 2023)
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 2023    (please call or email by Oct. 27, 2023)
  • Friday, Jan. 12, 2024     (please call or email by Dec. 20, 2023)
  • Friday, Feb. 2, 2024    (please call or email by Jan. 26 2024)
  • Friday, March 1, 2024   (please call or email by Feb. 29, 2024)
  • Friday, April 5, 2024    (please call or email  by March 29, 2024)

For more information, contact Mary Tyree, administrative assistant in the Special Services Dept., at 847-247-2694, or email her at mtyree@d70schools.org 

D70 Little Sprouts Preschool

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District 70 offers preschool screenings to all children within D70 boundaries including those families interested in our D70 Little Sprouts Preschool program. 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.

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 once a month September to April.

Whom do I contact for more information?

  • If you have developmental concerns or are interested in the preschool program please contact Mary Tyree at 847-247-2694, mtyree@d70schools.org for more information.