Pre-K screenings under way

Published 9:34 pm Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More than 181 children were screened over four days in the first wave of screenings to help determine eligibility for North Carolina prekindergarten and Title I slots across the county.

The screening team used the DIAL 4 screener, which had eight stations running at all times during the screening process. The screenings looked at the areas of motor skills, concepts and language. Additionally, vision and hearing screenings were available for parents who desired for their children to be screened in those areas. Exit interviews were completed with every parent so they would know how their child did in each area of screening.

The screenings are a collaborative effort by Beaufort County Schools, the Beaufort-Hyde Partnership for Children, Care-O-World Enrichment Center and the local Head Start program. It took 22 people a day to run the screenings.

Screenings will resume in April at Northeast Elementary School and S.W. Snowden Elementary School.

For more information, visit the Beaufort County Schools homepage at and follow the link for prekindergarten screenings.