Free screenings for young children through July 2 in ESL

Free developmental screenings for children aged 1 month to 5 years are going on through July 2 at the Vivian D. Adams Childhood Center in East St. Louis.

Screenings are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through July 2.

“Developmental screenings help determine where a child is in regards to his or her speech, hearing, cognitive development and more,” said Janice Moenster, of Children's Home + Aid in East St. Louis, according to a news release. “If a child has a developmental delay, the earlier the child receives help, the more likely that child is to succeed in school.”

The screenings are a partnership among the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start, the Greater East St. Louis Innovation Zone, East St. Louis School District 189, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House and More at Four Preschool.

The screening is age-appropriate, and can include hearing and speech.

The Childhood Center is at 501 Katherine Dunham Place, East St. Louis, and can be reached at 618) 646-3290.