Spring Stars of the Future

Mar 15th, 2018 Posted in Stars of the Future, Uncategorized

Stars of the Future is a FREE preschool screening program for children ages 3-31/2, living in South East Manitoba. It is a onetime appointment to find out how your child is doing in the areas of speech and language, hearing, growth and development.  Children that were born between July 1  and December 31, 2014 are invited to attend.

The appointment is about one hour long. When you arrive, someone will check you in. Your child will be given a sticker sheet to take to each room where they will receive a sticker when they have completed the activities.    You may have a short wait until the appointments from the previous hour are completed.  There will be books for you and your child to read together while you wait.  You and your child will then go to four different stations and see the following:  a public health nurse; a speech language pathologist; an occupational therapist; and a physiotherapist. At the end, your child will receive a small snack of Teddy grahams and apple juice.   Questions and concerns about your child’s development may be addressed during the appointment.  This appointment may lead to a referral for further assessment.

The Stars of the Future Spring 2018 locations and dates are:
Steinbach:  Wednesday, April 11, Thursday, April 12, Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17
Niverville: Thursday, April 19th
Grunthal: Monday, April 23
Sprague: Thursday, May 3 AM
Vita:  Thursday, May 3 PM
Ste. Anne:  Thursday, May 10
Lorette:  Thursday, May 24

To book this FREE appointment for your child in the community of your choice, please call  204-346-6136.    Appointments book up quickly, so we encourage you to book your appointment early!    If you want to book an appointment with a German translator, please call Gertrud at 204-346-6128.

Francophone clinics are held in the Spring. Contact your local cpef  for more information.

When you book your appointment, you will be given the date, time and location in the community of your choice.  If you are not familiar with the location, click on the events tab at the top of the website, then look for the clinic by date.  You may have to expand it to see the clinic.  Click on the Stars event and it will open up to a google map.

If you have a question regarding Stars, please click on the blog post entitled “stars of the Future commonly asked questions”. You have to scroll down to the second blog post to see it.    If your question is not answered, please contact Andrea @ 204-346-6698 or email aklassen@southernhealth.ca