Our Early Childhood Screening appointments are a FREE service and usually take about an hour to complete.
Why does my child need to be screened?
The State of Minnesota requires Early Childhood Screening for all children entering kindergarten. Screening is one way to support children in their early years of growth and development. It is also a way to identify children who may benefit from early childhood special services before they enter school and connects families with the appropriate resources and programs.
What is Early Childhood Screening?
Early Childhood screening is one way to support children in their early years of growth and development. It is also a way to identify children who may benefit from early childhood special services before they enter school and connects families with the appropriate resources and programs. Join us at Early Childhood Screening as soon as your child turns 3! This is a FREE and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. Information regarding Minnesota early childhood screenings is also available in multiple languages.
What happens during the screening appointment?
The screening process includes health and developmental screening activities for the children as well as information and resources for families. Screening is a simple check of your child's overall growth and development. It includes games and activities that check motor skills, language/speech, hearing and vision.
When should we have our child screened?
If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5, it’s time to schedule his/her Early Childhood Screening to check all areas of development including hearing, vision, speech, and motor abilities. We recommend signing up early as the appointments do fill quickly.
Where do we go for the screening appointment?
Early Childhood Screening will take place at the Education Center, 8040 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. We are located near the intersection of Mitchell Road and Technology Drive. Take Highway 5 to Mitchell Road and go South. Turn right (West) on Technology Drive and our parking lot is the second turn on the left.
Fax: 952-975-6920 (Immunization Records) Mail:
Eden Prairie Community Education
Early Childhood Screening
8040 Mitchell Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Help Me Grow
Infant and Toddler Intervention services to eligible children birth to 3 years who may be experiencing delays in their development. If you have concerns please visit the Help Me Grow website
or call 952-563-8900 for more information and resources.