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About Early Childhood Screening

What is it?

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. It identifies possible health or learning concerns so children can get help before starting school.

What to expect at a screening appointment:

  • Vision and hearing
  • Height and weight
  • Immunization review
  • Motor development
  • Thinking, language, and communication skills
  • Social and emotional development

Is there a charge?

IT'S FREE - All children must participate in order to start kindergarten in a Minnesota public school.

When should I schedule an appointment?

Screening at 3 is preferred, but a child may be screened between the ages of 3 and the start of kindergarten, as required by Minnesota state law. Earlier is better! The purpose of Early Childhood Screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school.

Featured Courses

  • Early Childhood Screening - October 14, 2022

    What is early childhood screening? Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning. It is a review of your child's height, weight, hearing, vision, speech, language, motor, and cognitive development. Screening at 3 is preferred, but a child may be screened between the ages of 3 and the start of kindergarten, as required by Minnesota state law. Screening is not an examination to determine readiness for school but to screen for potential problems that may interfere with a child's ability to be successful. Early screening and intervention promotes early success. Information to note: If you need to cancel your appointment, please call 507-379-5176. If you need to schedule a "re-screen" for vision, hearing, or development, please call 507-379-5176. For screening appointments, please allow 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Upon completion of the registration, please do not forget to "Check out." This will confirm your appointment.
  • Early Childhood Screening - November 10, 2022

    What is early childhood screening? Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning. It is a review of your child's height, weight, hearing, vision, speech, language, motor, and cognitive development. Screening at 3 is preferred, but a child may be screened between the ages of 3 and the start of kindergarten, as required by Minnesota state law. Screening is not an examination to determine readiness for school but to screen for potential problems that may interfere with a child's ability to be successful. Early screening and intervention promotes early success. Information to note: If you need to cancel your appointment, please call 507-379-5176. If you need to schedule a "re-screen" for vision, hearing, or development, please call 507-379-5179. For screening appointments, please allow 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Upon completion of the registration, please do not forget to "Check out." This will confirm your appointment.