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Tucker agencies announce requirements for preschool

PARSONS — Tucker County Family Resource Network and Starting Points/Parents As Teachers have announced preregistration for preschool screenings.

Tucker County parents are urged to preregister their children by Jan. 31.

Those with children ages 3 and 4 are asked to call the Tucker County Board of Education Office at 304-478-2771. Upon preregistration, parents will receive a preschool registration packet that must be completed and returned to the Tucker County Board of Education to reserve an appointment during the spring preschool screenings. All completed preschool registration packets must be returned by March 1.

For the 2018-2019 school year, there is a new enrollment age for preschool: students must be 4 years old by June 30. To be eligible for preschool, children must meet the following criteria:

• Completion of preschool registration packets;

• Age 4 years old on or before June 30, 2018;

• Children 3 years old who do not meet birth date requirements may be found eligible if they exhibit a 25 percent or higher developmental delay as determined by the screening process in two or more of the following areas: cognition, motor, communication, socialization and/or adaption. Preregistration is required in order to receive a screening appointment.

Those with children who are babies through 2 years old can call Tucker County Family Resource Network at 304-478-3827.