How do I enroll my child in other programs at United Services?
Contact our Family Service Specialist for more information.
Main Office: 636-926-2700
Teresa Adams, ext. 211
How do I know if my child has special needs?
If you feel your child is lagging behind in any developmental area, you need to contact your local school district's Early Childhood office and request a Developmental Screening appointment. If the screener feels there are areas of concern after the screening, they will refer the child to the district's Early Childhood Special Education Office for further evaluation. All test results will be shared with the parents once they are complete.
Who do I call for a Developmental Screening?
Developmental screenings are recommended annually for all children ages three (3) to five (5) who are not receiving special education services. These screenings are provided free of charge through local school districts and their Parents As Teachers program. Screening is conducted in all developmental areas (speech, language, fine motor, gross motor, cognition and social/emotional/behavior. Hearing, vision, and health screenings are also included. The screening allows parents to know whether their child is developing within normal ranges or if there are any areas that need further evaluation. Parental consent for initial evaluation is required.
Parents should contact the Early Childhood Office in their local school district to make an appointment for a developmental screening:
How is the agency funded?
United Services is supported through a number of sources. They include:
- United Way
- Developmental Disabilities Resource Board
- Contracts with Fort Zumwalt, St. Charles, and Orchard Farm school districts
- Department of Health
- Department of Mental Health
- Program fees
What are the ages of the children who attend the agency?
Children range in age from 6 weeks of age to kindergarten.
What's the procedure for getting my child with special needs enrolled at United Services?
For children ages birth to age 3 who have a developmental delay or diagnosed condition, parents need to contact First Steps, an early intervention funding source through the state of Missouri. Families can contact the St. Louis Regional Center at 636-926-1200 and ask for intake. Children go through a screening process to determine if they are eligible for services. Once children are enrolled in First Steps, families may choose to receive therapy services through United Services. For the Early Childhood Special Education program, the child would have to be diagnosed through their school district as needing special education. The IEP (Individual Education Plan) team would have to decide that the most appropriate placement was at United Services.
FULL DAY PRESCHOOL OPTIONS (up to 10 hours per day*)
5 Full Days - $225 per week
4 Full Days - $210 per week
3 Full Days - $170 per week
2 Full Days - $125 per week
*If you need care beyond 10 hours per day, there will be an additional charge of $10 per day.
HALF DAY PRESCHOOL OPTIONS (choose either 6:30 a.m. – noon OR noon to 6 p.m.)
5 Half Days - $150 per week
4 Half Days - $125 per week
3 Half Days - $100 per week
2 Half Days - $ 75 per week
Please note: The Full and Half Day options DO include a three-hour structured learning time. Your child's interests and learning are supported throughout the day.