Friday, February 5, 2016

Successful P4J Enrollment and Development Days!


GUEST BLOGGER:
Angela Lynch, Preschool 4 Janesville (P4J) Coordinator; 
Culturally Responsive Practices Coordinator; and,
Family Resource Center (FRC) Coordinator

We had an exciting week at the Educational Services Center (ESC) this week! Child Development Days was held along with P4J enrollment. 

Each year Child Development Days offers families with children 2 ½ -5 years of age an opportunity to have their child screened if they have concerns about their development. We are able to identify children with delays and disabilities and refer them for the supports they may need. This year we screened 88 children. Eleven of those children are being referred for further evaluation. 

P4J enrollment also began on February 1st for the 2016-17 school year. Families are able to come to enroll their children that will turn 4 before September 1 of 2016 for our P4J 4-yr-old Kindergarten program. Families come this early to secure a spot at the P4J site of their choice. We have 21 P4J sites available for families to choose from. By the end of the day on Friday, February 5th we had 278 children enrolled for next school year. 

Special thanks to:


Tracy Schenk for her proactive leadership with Child Development Days; Cindi Seichter, Sherry Rautenberg, Peggy Karleski, Stacey Jordan, Isabel Hernandez, and Gayle Holcomb for their outstanding assistance with the enrollment of the 278 P4J students; all of the other ESC secretaries that jumped in to help out with enrollment; and Alberto Cervantes for his many hours of assistance with interpretation for our families that speak Spanish as their first language. 

We would also like to thank Birth-to-3 and Head Start for participating in our Child Development Days. In addition we’d like to thank Jesus Cervantes and Karla Snyder for interpreting for our Spanish speaking families. Also, a thank you goes out to our Early Childhood and P4J teachers as well as our Speech and Language Pathologists for assisting with Child Development Days screenings. It was a tremendous week!

It's not too late!


If you missed this week’s events, don't worry, it is never too late for enrollment or development screenings!  Please feel free to enroll your student for the P4J program anytime during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm (summer hours are different) at the Educational Services Center downtown Janesville or call 608-743-5153.  For questions or appointments for developmental screenings please call Tracy Schenk at 608-743-5043.  We look forward to seeing you!

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