Free Developmental Screenings

  • Free Developmental Screenings for all children ages 3 months - 5 years; living within NKC Schools Boundaries

    Developmental screenings provide information on your child's growth and development.  Areas of development screened include motor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, and self-help as well as health, hearing, vision, and dental checks.


    Preschool is also available in our community.

    Community Preschools

    The list below is provided for informational purposes only. Use of this list does not constitute a referral.

    NKC Early Education Center does not endorse or recommend any organization/agency listed.

  • Children under 3 years of age with or without developmental concerns


  • Children 3 years of age or older with developmental concerns


  • Children over the age of 4 and interested in the free preschool programs

  • If your child is under the age of 3 and you would like a developmental screening to learn more about their development or because you have developmental concerns contact Parents as Teachers.

    Click here for more information or call 816-321-5453

  • If your child is over the age of 3 and you have developmental concerns, the Early Education Center provides a free developmental screening. Through this screening, you will receive additional information on your child's development as well as connections to resources that can support you and your child.

    Please call Amy Geist at 816-321-4660

  • NKC Schools offers free half-day and full-day preschool to children the year prior to kindergarten.

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Birth dates between 08/01/18 and 07/31/19
    • Completed developmental screening
    • Families must meet Free & Reduced Meal guidelines (see below) for the Free Full day program


    Screenings for free preschool for the 2023-24 school year are complete. 

    If you have concerns about your child's development, please call the Early Education Center at 816-321-5250 or Parents as Teachers at 816-321-5453.

    We will begin screening for the 2024-25 school year in January 2024. Please check back in December for signups for next school year.

Free and Reduced Meals Income Eligibility Guidelines