All screenings take place at District Office located at 41 E. Elmwood Dr., Chicago Heights, IL

August 18, 2023

10:00 A.M - 3:00 P.M

September 8, 2023

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

September 22, 2023

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

October 20, 2023

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

December 1, 2023

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

January 20, 2024

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

February 23, 2024

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

March 15, 2024

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

April 19, 2024

8:15 A.M - 3:00 P.M

May 2024 TBA



The District's Preschool Program classes are held at Flossmoor Hills Elementary School and Western Avenue Elementary School.

Students attend for 2 1/2 hours daily in the A.M. or P.M. sessions. The program is for students that have been identified as at-risk based on results from a developmental screening. District 161 provides free regularly scheduled screenings for district residents whose children are three to five years of age. The screening assesses the following skill areas: speech and language, gross/fine motor, self-help, vision/hearing, and cognition. All screenings are done by appointment.

All registrations and screenings are done by appointment. Please call the office of the Preschool Coordinator, Crystal Briney, at 708-647-7051 or by email at cbriney@sd161.org to set up a registration appointment. Once registration has been completed, your child will be scheduled for a screening appointment. Screenings are held approximately once a month.

All students must have completed registration before being scheduled for a preschool screening.

Required Documents :

Driver's License or State ID

Proof of Income:

Preschool Screening Income Verification Parent Letter 

Child's Birth Certificate

Proof of Residency: Mortgage Statement (within 30 days), Utility Bill (within 30 days), current tax bill, or a Current Lease

A school physical and shot record must be submitted before October 13, 2023.

Student Forms

Affidavit A

Affidavit B

Preschool Program Teachers and Program Times


Children under three will be referred to Child and Family Connections #12 in Tinley Park, IL, at 708-429-8231.

Visit their website at CFC #12.