Preschool Screening Team

The La Salle/Putnam County Preschool Team, located in the L.E.A.S.E. Office, assists local education agencies and districts by conducting Child Find activities. During a screening, various skills are briefly assessed. These include fine motor, readiness/cognition, gross motor, speech/language, hearing and vision. Preschool Team Members are:

Michelle Pangrcic, Early Childhood Teacher and Diagnostician
Molly Kasperski, Speech/Language Pathologist
LuAnn Winterrowd, Hearing and Vision Technician
Julie O'Brien Smith, Speech/Language Pathologist and Coordinator (As Needed)
Jean Gula, Secretary

While a large percentage of children pass the initial screening, some may have difficulty.  If this is the case, the child may be referred for further testing.

L.E.A.S.E. Preschool Team General Screening Dates

Call the L.E.A.S.E. Office (815) 433-6433 for other questions related to Preschool screenings.

*Birth to 3 screenings can be scheduled for these dates as well, if an * is next to the District name.

District Location of Screening Date of Screening Phone Number Call in Week
Ottawa First Presbyterian Church 01/31/2020 (am only) 815-433-6433 Any
Peru  St. John's Lutheran Church 02/03/2020 (pm only) 815-433-6433  Any
Ottawa  First Presbyterian Church 02/05/2020 (am only) 815-433-6433 Any
Streator Holy Trinity Church 02/19/2020 815-433-6433 Any
Mendota First United Methodist 02/20/2020 (am only)  815-433-6433 Any
Ottawa First Presbyterian Church 03/18/2020 (am only) 815-433-6433 Any
Mendota First United Methodist 03/19/2020 (pm only) 815-433-6433 Any
Streator* Kimes School 03/25/2020 815-433-6433 Any
Streator Holy Trinity Church 03/27/2020 815-433-6433 Any
Peru St. John's Lutheran Church 03/31/2020 815-433-6433 Any

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