Child Outreach

  • To schedule a screening, please call (401) 278-0517

      

    The Providence Public Schools conducts free Child Outreach Screenings for children 3 to 5 years of age. The program provides families with information about their child’s development and offers information about other resources that are available in the community. Child Outreach is a program sponsored by the RI Department of Education and the Providence Public School Department.

      

    There are five components of the screening which are as follows:

    1. Developmental – this component shows your child’s learning skills in a variety of areas: movement, language, thinking, socialization, and behavior. Your child will be doing special activities such as hopping, counting , drawing, following directions, identifying pictures and copying shapes, to name a few.
    2. Speech – this screening shows how your child expresses himself/herself. After warming up through conversation your child will be asked to say a number of words. This helped to check his/her ability to pronounce certain sounds that are appropriate for your child’s age. This is called articulation. The second part of the speech screening focuses on expressive language: your child’s ability to verbally express him/her.
    3. Hearing – a screening which shows how your child’s hearing is at the time of the screening. This should never take the place of an audiological exam if you suspect your child may have a hearing loss.
    4. Vision – a screening using an eye chart, probably very similar to the eye chart at your pediatrician’s office.
    5. Social/Emotional – this screening is a questionnaire that you are asked to fill out in helping us to determine the needs of your child, if any, in this area.

     

     

     

    If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (401) 278-0517.

    To schedule a screening, please e-mail childoutreachscreening@ppsd.org.

    Or go to childoutreachprov.appointy.com 

     

    If you require further information, contact Christen Ahern at (401) 456-9100 extension 11325 or Christen.Ahern@ppsd.org.

Child Outreach informational brochure - English

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Child Outreach informational brochure - Spanish

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  • Child Outreach 2019

    Screening Dates

    Child Outreach 2017

     

    Community Dates and Locations / Fechas y Lugares Comunitarios

     

    April 1 / 1 de abril
    Washington Park Library
    1316 Broad Street........9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 2 / 2 de abril
    Wanskuck Library
    233 Veazie St...............1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    April 3 / 3 de abril
    Knight Memorial Library
    275 Elmwood Ave........12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    April 4 / 4 de abril
    Smith Hill Library
    31 Candace St...............9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 5 / 5 de abril
    South Providence Library
    441 Prairie Ave..............1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

     

    April 8 / 8 de abril
    Fox Point Library
    90 Ives Street.................9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 9 / 9 de abril
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Avenue....1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    April 10 / 10 de abril
    Rochambeau Library
    708 Hope Street.............9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 10 / 10 de abril
    Olneyville Library
    One Olneyville Square....12:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

     

    April 11 / 11 de abril
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Ave...........9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 12 / 12 de abril
    Washington Park Library
    1316 Broad Street..........1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 

     

    April 22 / 22 de abril
    Washington Park Community Center
    42 Jillson Street.............9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

     

    April 23 / 23 de abril
    Washington Park Community Center
    42 Jillson Street.............9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

     

    April 24 / 24 de abril
    Silver Lake Community Center
    529 Plainfield Street.......9 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

     

    April 25 / 25 de abril
    Silver Lake Community Center
    529 Plainfield Street.......9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

     

    April 26 / 26 de abril
    Silver Lake Community Center
    529 Plainfield Street.......9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

     

    April 29 / 29 de abril
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Ave..........1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

    April 30 / 30 de abril
    Fox Point Library
    90 Ives Street.................1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

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