A free clinic to screen preschool children who may have difficulties that interfere with development is scheduled for Feb. 13 at First Mennonite Church, 427 W. Fourth St., Halstead.


A free clinic to screen preschool children who may have difficulties that interfere with development is scheduled for Feb. 13 at First Mennonite Church, 427 W. Fourth St., Halstead.

The screening is for children living in school districts USD 373, 440 and 460 (Newton, Halstead and Hesston).

Parents of preschool children (ages 0 through 5) who have questions about their child regarding talking, seeing, hearing, walking and learning should make an appointment to attend the clinic.

There is no fee for the parent.

General development, hearing and vision tests are given to each child.

If weaknesses are identified in other areas, such as language, motor, physical, social or emotional development, the child will be screened in those areas.

Local professionals will assist parents in the identification of any special needs the child may have and recommend services to meet those needs.

The Child Find Clinic is sponsored and staffed by local agencies, including the Harvey County Special Education Cooperative, Social Rehabilitation Services, Harvey County Health Department, Prairie View, Headstart, parents and Hesston Child Care Center.

Appointments can be made by calling the Cooper Early Education Center at 284-6510 or (866) 284-6510.

The clinic will start at 8:30 a.m.