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Student Support Services


Student Support Services are provided to improve the educational experiences of students through collaboration with families, schools, students and community partners.  An array of comprehensive services are coordinated to support the academic, social-emotional and behavioral success for every child.  Student Support Services encompasses Pre-K, Early Childhood, Special Education, English Language Learners, School Health Services, PBIS, and Extended Day.  For further information please contact Veda Newman, Director of Student Support Services at 708-423-0950x2140.

Pre-K Program

The Pre-K Program consist of the following components designed to help each child develop readiness skills necessary for success in kindergarten.

  • Pre-K Screenings - The purpose of the screenings are to assist  with identifying children ages 3-5 years old who may qualify for the District Pre-K program.  In addition, children may be further evaluated for special education and/or bilingual services. 

    Pre-K Program - The pre-K program is designed to provide children with a structured classroom experience that is rich in language and literacy. See the attachment below for more information.

For further information regarding the program, please call the Student Support Services Department at (708) 423-0950 x2140 or E-mail [email protected]




Early Childhood
The Early Childhood Program provides specially designed instruction to eligible students ages 3 through 5. Integrated services are provided by a speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist.

Special Education

Evergreen Park School District 124 provides appropriate and effective educational programs for students with disabilities. Students must meet specific eligibility criteria to be identified as a child with a disability. Once the student is eligible, an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is written.


According to state and federal regulations, students who have been identified as having a disability and in need of special education services are to be provided a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). We believe that it is necessary to have a continuum of options and program placement is based on each student’s individual needs.


Extended Day Program

The Evergreen Park School District 124 Extended Day Program is a service that provides before and after school care to students at each of the District's four elementary school buildings. Open to students in grades kindergarten through 6th who attend district elementary schools, the Extended Day program provides students with a safe and enriching environment while parents are at work or attend school. The program offers a well-balanced daily schedule with a warm and caring atmosphere and staff.


School Health Services

School Nurses and Health Assistants work closely with families, students, teachers and administrators to ensure quality individualized and responsive health services are provided to students. 


Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral support and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.  As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students. For more information please visit http://www.pbis.org/school/default.aspx


McKinney-Vento Act

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has established procedures to ensure that homeless children and youth are afforded the same educational opportunities to be successful learners as all other children and youth. Ensuring that all Illinois students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the 21st century is a challenge that public schools face because of the large increase in homelessness over the past five years. For more information on the McKinney-Vento Act in District 124, please email [email protected].




More Parent Resources
Parent's Guide to Special Education - Spanish 
Dr. Veda Newman
Director of Student Support Services
Jean Hector
Administrative Assistant