Screenings will be completed on each child within 45 calendar days of the child's first day of service delivery. Children will be screened in the areas of social/emotional, cognitive, language/literacy, and physical development, as well as a health screening. Such screenings are a mandate by the Head Start Performance Standards.

Screenings Used:

  • Speech/Language
  • Brigance (Developmental and Mental Health)
  • Vision
  • Hearing


Assessments occur throughout the learning process during the entire school year.  Children are assessed in social/emotional, cognitive, language/literacy, physical areas of development, as well as the educational content areas. Assessments are used to provide feedback to the teachers so that further instruction can be revised and/or developed.  Formal assessments are completed on each child three times a year: fall, winter, and spring.

Assessment Used:

  • Teaching Strategies GOLD


Referrals to outside agencies for further evaluation are based off of screening and assessment results, as well as regularly conducted observations. Various outside agencies include, but are not limited to, mental health consultants, LEA (CAIU), and physicians.