Free Developmental, Vision, and Hearing Screenings for preschoolers

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) provides free screening for children 3 through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten)

Areas screened include: speech and language, learning and understanding, coordination and movement, social-emotional skills, self-help skills (feeding, dressing, and toileting), vision or hearing.

Children already identified with disabilities should also be screened if not receiving special education services through the district.

Screenings in your area

Central Kenai Peninsula
Soldotna Area

Watch for upcoming dates

Eastern Kenai Peninsula
Seward Area

Friday, October 15, 2021: Seward, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in conjunction with Sprout and Bloom. Call Casie Warner at 907-491-0544 to schedule an appointment

Southern Kenai Peninsula
Homer Area

Wednesday, October 13, 2021: Razdolna School
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Chapman School
Wednesday, September 29, 2021: Ninilchik School
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Susan B. English School
Friday, September 17, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Paul Banks Elementary
The screenings will be held in-person, by appointment only. Call Kelli at 907.260.5148 to make your appointment

To make an appointment or for more information call the KPBSD Child Find office at 907.260.5148 or email

Additional locations on the Kenai Peninsula will be added this spring.

Developmental Checks

By Age 3

  • Count to 3
  • Speak to most adults and be understood
  • Build a tower of at least 8 blocks
  • Walk up and down stairs
  • Run without falling very often
  • Follow simple directions
  • Repeat simple sounds or rhymes
  • Match colors and shapes
  • Put on some clothes without help
  • Point to 6 parts of the body (hair, nose, eyes, feet, hands, mouth)
  • Name several objects (chair, box, ball, etc…)
  • Imitate drawing a circle (even if it is not quite round)

By Age 4

  • Count to 5
  • Speaks in sentences of about 5 words
  • Asks “how” and “why” questions
  • Cuts with scissors
  • Stands on one foot without falling
  • Catch and throw a ball
  • Holds crayons with fingers, not fist
  • Answers simple question like: “What do you do when you are hungry?”
  • Recognize and name 3-4 colors
  • Enjoys playing with other children
  • Dresses self completely (with help on pullover shirts and sweaters)

By Age 5

  • Count 5 objects
  • Explain what objects are used for
  • Understand the concept of “yesterday”, “today”, and “tomorrow”
  • Climb a ladder to a slide
  • Cuts with scissors on a straight line
  • Copy a picture of a circle and a square
  • Understand words like “on”, “under”, and “behind”
  • Match colors and shapes
  • Go to the bathroom without help
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