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 2020

    Screening Dates

    Child Outreach 2017

     

    Community Dates and Locations / Fechas y Lugares Comunitarios

     

    March 16 / 16 de marzo
    Wanskuck Library
    233 Veazie St..........9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 18 / 18 de marzo
    South Providence Library
    441Prairie Ave.......9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 23 / 23 de marzo
    Washington Park Library
    1316 Broad St........9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 25 / 25 de marzo
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Ave...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 26 / 26 de marzo
    Knight Library
    275 Elmwood Ave...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 30 / 30 de marzo
    Washington Park Library
    1316 Broad St........9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    March 31 / 31 de marzo
    Rochambeau Library
    708 Hope St..........9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 1 / 1 de abril
    South Providence Library
    441Prairie Ave.......9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 2 / 2 de abril
    Knight Library
    275 Elmwood Ave...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 6 / 6 de abril
    Fox Point Library
    90 Ives St..............9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 8 / 8 de abril
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Ave...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 9 / 9 de abril
    Smith Hill Library
    31 Candace St.......9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 20 / 20 de abril
    Fox Point Library
    90 Ives St..............9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 21 / 21 de abril
    Olneyville Library
    1 Olneyville Square...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 22 / 22 de abril
    Mount Pleasant Library
    315 Academy Ave...9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 23 / 23 de abril
    Rochambeau Library
    708 Hope St..........9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 24 / 24 de abril
    Washington Park Community Center
    42 Jillson St..............9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

     

    April 27 / 27 de abril
    Washington Park Community Center
    42 Jillson St..............9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    April 29 / 29 de abril
    Silver Lake Community Center
    529 Plainfield St.........9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

     

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

     

    May 1 / 1 de mayo
    Silver Lake Community Center
    529 Plainfield St.........9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

     

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