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VAN WERT — Developmental screenings for children birth to age 5 will be offered to residents of the following school districts in Van Wert County: Crestview, Delphos, Lincolnview, Parkway, Spencerville and Wayne Trace. The screenings will be held at the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center on Friday, Feb. 7. Screening hours are 8:30 a.m. – noon. Appointments can be made by calling Edison Early Childhood Center at (419) 238-1514, ext. 221 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Children will be assessed in the area of height, weight, vision, hearing, language, cognition, gross and fine motor, self-help, and social-emotional skills. After the screening, the results will be shared with the parent or caregiver. This assessment provides families with an opportunity to see how their child is progressing in relationship to children of the same age. If your child displays an area of concern, further assessment will be scheduled at your convenience. This additional visit will let the teacher check for this delay in a different play environment. If your child continues to show a delay at this time, your child will be invited to a play-based multi-factored evaluation session at the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center.

Our mission is to provide the families of Van Wert County with the resources needed to help their child develop to their maximum potential. Each child is unique and capable of learning. Our goal is to work with and support families in providing these active learning experiences.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Thomas Edison Early Childhood Center at (419) 238-1514, ext. 221.