Free Developmental, Vision & Hearing Screenings for preschoolers

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(Last Updated On: August 24, 2022)

Would you like more information about your child’s development?

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-helping 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

Kenai and Nikiski Area

When: Friday, September 30, 2022
Where: Nikiski North Star Elementary
Contact: Kelli – 260.5148 for an appointment

Homer Area

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Paul Banks Elementary School
Contact: Kelli – 260.5148 for an appointment

Seward Area

For: Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to 5 years old
When: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Seward Community Library
Contact: Casie at Bloom – 907.491.0544 to schedule an appointment


For: Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers up to 5 years old
When: September 29, 2022
Where: Tebughna School
Call: 907.714.6636 to schedule an 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 throughout the year

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