Early Childhood Screening
Early childhood years from birth to start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid growth. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. It is required by the state of Minnesota, and it is a FREE service that usually takes about an hour to complete.
Should I wait until my child is in kindergarten?
Screening is preferred at age 3, but can be done at 4 or 5. The earlier, the better! Waiting until a child is in school may be too long.
Does my child need an Early Childhood Screening?
All of the information from your child's Early Childhood Screening is important to his/her future school success. After the screening, you will know how your child is growing, developing, and learning. In order for your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide your child's Early Childhood Screening Summary Form and Immunization Record.
Is there a charge?
Early Childhood Screening is FREE!
At your child's screening, a trained professional will check the following:
- Vision AND hearing
- Height and weight
- Immunization (shots) status
- Large and small muscles/motor skills
- Thinking, language, and communication skills
- Social and emotional development
How do I schedule an appointment?
You can schedule your screening appointment, or get additional information, one of three ways.