Pre-K Fun & Fit Day reaches community

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Linda Abel was at the Pre-K Fun and Fit Day at Rhea Middle School recently helping to educated families about the Imagination Library, that offers free books to children in Tennessee.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Rhea County and Dayton Schools look to help families prepare for school

October 2017

Evensville, TN —  Rhea County and Dayton City Schools offered free screenings.  Events were open to all Rhea County preschoolers 3-4 years of age and provided children access to free screening program designed to detect developmental difficulties and help children who are struggling with their speech, language, hearing, vision, perception, and motor skills.  The screening were held at the Rhea Middle School’s gymnasium.

The event in accordance with federal law, seeking early recognition of any learning struggles, which can greatly improve the odds of correcting any developmental delays before they become more severe.

The screenings were provided by the Rhea County Department of Education, Dayton City School Department of Education, Rhea County Sheriff’s Department, the Lion’s Club, and Rhea County Medical Center. The screenings concentrated on preschoolers’ five developmental areas including: cognitive, physical, personal/social, communicative and adaptive domains.

Parents had opportunity to meet with school system officials to discuss the best options for the child’s education if necessary.

There was no cost to attend, and the children had an opportunity to sign up to receive free books with a representative from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The United Way also also provided each participating child with a free book.

For more information on Imagination Library check out this link:  Rhea County Imagination Library.

The Rhea County Sheriff’s Department was also at the event offering information on proper car seat selection.

Great event that looks to help children prepare for school.

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