The Early Childhood Program and McPherson County Special Education Cooperative will have preschool screenings during the school year at various places throughout McPherson County.

The Early Childhood Program and McPherson County Special Education Cooperative will have preschool screenings during the school year at various places throughout McPherson County.

These screenings are a valuable tool that can be used by the parents of children up to the age of 5 to discover any areas of development that needs attention. The screening tests hearing, vision, motor skills and other areas of childhood development. Services are completely free of charge, however, a custodial parent must give their permission for the child to be screened.

The schedule for the 2013 is as follows: Jan. 11 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Main, McPherson

Feb. 1 at Zoar Mennonite Church, 362 S. Walnut, Inman

March 15 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Main, McPherson

April 5 at the Canton-Galva Elementary School, 210 N. Sixth, Canton

May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Main, McPherson

Appointments are requested.

All the screenings are performed between 8:30 to 11 a.m. To make an appointment to have your child screened, call Margie Kelly at the Early Childhood Center, 620-241-9590.