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Schedule a Developmental Checkup

Champaign, Urbana & Mahomet children birth to age 3:

If you are interested in scheduling a developmental screening or learning more about CU Early, please call (217) 384-3616 or email Kelly Russell at

CU Early serves children from birth to age 3 and their families in Champaign, Urbana, and Mahomet. We also provide services to expecting moms and dads. Our services for families include home visits, developmental screenings, early childhood information and activities, teen parent support groups, assisted resource and referral, and parental information and support. All CU Early services are free to families.

Urbana children aged 3-5: 

Urbana Early Childhood School (217) 384-3616

Urbana School District #116 provides free developmental screening of children. The screening checks for speech and language development, thinking and reasoning abilities, small and large muscle coordination, listening, vision and hearing skills, and other academic readiness skills. The purpose of the screening is to answer questions parents may have about their child’s development and to identify those children who qualify for Preschool for All kindergarten readiness services. During the screening process, the child plays a series of games with the teacher, while the parent completes a short interview with our family coordinator. Screenings are conducted throughout the school year. Referrals may be made by parents, relatives, physicians, day care centers, or other agencies. All screenings are conducted with parent permission. There is no fee to register your child for UECS

Champaign, Savoy, Bondville children ages 3-5

For questions about the screening process or pre-K program, you can call the CECC office at (217) 351-3881. To be added to the waitlist for a screening appointment, please fill out the CECC Screening Waitlist Form. The form includes English, Spanish, and French languages. The child can be added to our waitlist for screening on or after their third birthday.

Our program is run through the state-funded “Preschool for All” grant at no cost to parents/guardians. Children in our program are ages 3-5. Children must turn 3 by Sept. 1 of the current school year, unless they qualify for special education services.

Rural Champaign County children ages 3-5 through SPECTRUM

Please click the link below to schedule a screening. SPECTRUM is a preschool program for children three to five years of age who reside in rural Champaign County. The program serves children who have a variety of needs, including those who would benefit from a preschool experience before kindergarten in order to increase their academic readiness skills. CHILDREN MUST BE AGE 3 BY THE SCREENING DATE. Sign up

Rantoul School District children ages 3-5:

Please call (217) 893-5154 to set up an appointment for a free developmental screening. Your child will participate in language, cognitive, and motor activities during the screening process. The accompanying parent or guardian will be asked to share developmental and family information. The screening assessment process will determine if your child is eligible for the preschool program based on screening test results and/or social history information. Families of children who qualify are required to provide income verification.

Developmental Services Center all of Champaign County ages birth-5:

If you would like to request a free developmental screening, please fill out the contact form below and our staff will be in touch shortly. All information provided is kept confidential. Developmental Screening Request 

You may also contact Developmental Screener, Bobbie Webb at or (217) 356-9176 Ext. 316 or Director of Family Development, Nicole Smith at (217) 356-9176 or