Members of the Southern Illinois Screening Collaborative are committed

to seeing that ALL children in the southern fifteen counties, (age’s birth to five) are screened for developmental connected to the programs and services they need to help them succeed in school and life.

Objectives/Mutually Reinforcing Activitiese

If potential problems are identified, connecting the child to specialized  programs and services is essential to promoting their optimal outcomes. The Southern Illinois Screening Collaborative,  is a cross-section Action Team of the Southern Illinois Coalition for Children and Families, originally convened in early 2014 as part of the state’s Early Learning Challenge Fund’s Innovation Zone Initiative. The original  purpose of the Collaborative was  to develop and implement a county wide screening effort in Williamson County  that included scheduling of screening, policies and procedures for sharing and use of data, recommendations for modifications or changes. Without this coordination children who need services the most, may slip through the cracks.  Creating an Integrated, community-wide screening and early detection/child find systems can prevent this from happening.

Increase public and professional awareness of the importance of child development. screening, referrals, and follow up.

Coordinate a cross-sector region-wide screening effort that increases the rates of developmental and social-emotional screening of all children and a central repository/database for tracking screening history and results.

Ensure providers have the tools and skills to recognize children who may be at risk of a developmental delay or behavioral issue and know how to provide the appropriate referrals. Referrals are successfully made to appropriate programs and services for further screening and intervention.

Alisa Adams- WADI Head Start
​Amanda Hunt – Bright Beginnings, Harrisburg, Eldorado
​Angie Bailey- SIH Community Benefits
Brandy Respondek- Gallatin County Schools
Chrissy Confer- CCR&R
Colleen McLaughlin-ECE Consultant
​Edrica McDowell , Centerstone
Elaina Cullers- Egyptian Health, Illinois Heals
Emme Lane, Rainbow Day Care
Heather Franklin- Southern Region Early Childhood
​Jamie Ragan- Williamson County Early Childhood Programs
​Jenny Overturff- Bi County Health Department
Jennifer Parks, Southern 7 Head Start
​Jessica Morhet- Centerstone
Laura Lindsey, SIUC Head Start, Co Chair
Lee Eklund- Malones Early Learning Center
Lori Longueville, Co Chair
Marilyn Murry-Murry’s Child Development Center
​​Michelle Pritchard- Unity Point Family Circle
Melissa Corbin- Carbondale District 95
Merenda Dale- Caregiver Connections
​Nicole Van Hise, CFC 22
Patricia Ingram- Group Family Child Care Provider
​Sally Mondino- Centerstone Early Head Start
Sara Nightswander, Williamson County Education Services
​Sarah Fogle- Jackson County Health Department
Shannon Green, Shawnee Health, Shawnee Healthy Families
Sheila James- Carbondale District 95

Screening Partners 2021-2022

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Bright Beginnings-Harrisburg
CCR&R John A Logan College- southern 15 counties
Centerstone Early Head Start- Franklin and Williamson County
Eldorado Hope Program- Eldorado
Hamilton County Preschool-McLeansboro
Jackson County Health Department-Carbondale
Malones Early Learning Center-Carterville
Murry’s Child Development-DeSoto
Rainbow’s End- Carbondale
Rainbow Day Care- Eldorado
​Southern Region Early Childhood-Franklin County Schools
Unity Point Family Circle-Carbondale
Yellow Brick Road Learning Adventures-Marion

Bi County Health Department
Jackson County Health Department
​Parrish School- Carbondale
SIUC Head Start- Carbondale
SIUC Head Start- Marion
SIUC Head Start- Carterville
​Williamson County Early Childhood

Shawnee Health
Southern Seven Health Department
​Southern Seven Early Head Start
Southern Seven Head Start
Egyptian Health Department
​Southern Seven Early Head Start
Southern Seven Head Start
​WADI Head Start