KING WILLIAM — To enhance community involvement and provide service to the community, Cool Spring Primary School will screen preschool-aged children who live in King William County. These screenings will help determine eligibility for Cool Spring's preschool program. The program is open to all eligible King William four-year-olds, but spaces are limited to 18 children. Children will be accepted into the program based on one or more of the following at-risk factors: parent's level of education, family income, number of people living in the household, single or two parent household, and performance on the screening assessment.

The Cool Spring preschool screening will take place Thursday, March 13, from 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Parents of children who will be four years old by Sept. 30, are invited to bring their children to this screening, along with proof of residency in King William County, documentation of family income, their child's original birth certificate, and their child's Social Security card (optional). No appointment is needed, and parents should come at their convenience. Arriving early has no impact on the admission process- admission is based on eligibility, NOT the screening sequence.

Each child will be screened by a teacher using a developmental skills assessment. Parents will receive information about the King William County Public Schools Virginia Preschool Initiative class. Once the screening results have been reviewed by school personnel, the school will let parents know if their child has been found eligible. This typically happens by the end of May. A representative of the Bridges Head Start program will also be on hand to provide information about applying to their preschool programs.

For more information, call Cool Spring Primary School at 804.769.3434.