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Screenings forPre-school age children

Screenings for Pre-school age children


July screenings for pre-school children ages 3 and 4 who live in the Waynesville R-VI School District are now being scheduled at Williams Early Childhood Center, 12225 Pulaski Avenue, Fort Leonard Wood. To schedule a screening appointment for July 27, 28 or 29, please call 573-842-2650.


If at all possible, one parent is asked to attend with the child or children who are being screened and to not bring siblings, due to the COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing guidelines. Please note that the screenings will only be held if we feel it is safe to do so. We will work closely with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as our local health department officials before proceeding with the screenings.  If we do not feel that we can safely do so, then we will schedule the screenings for another time.


Williams Early Childhood Center’s pre-school program consists of PACE and ECSE. Both are free for Waynesville R-VI residents who are admitted to the program.


PACE is the Parent And Child Education program and is for children ages 3, 4 and 5 who are potty-trained, have gone through the screening process and have been admitted to the program. The program is free; however, transportation is not provided for the PACE program.


ECSE The Early Childhood Special Education Program serves children ages 3, 4 and 5 with educationally disabling conditions. ECSE is free and transportation is provided for children who are screened and admitted to the program. Children with disabling conditions are those who demonstrate significant delays in one or more of these areas:

  • vision/hearing
  • speech/language
  • intellectual functioning
  • overall development
  • rate of learning and/or
  • social/emotional development

For information about the center, please call 573-842-2650. 


May 7, 2020