Early Childhood Screening

What is Early Childhood Screening?

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE check of a child's hearing and vision, weight and height, health history, immunizations, speech and language, general development and motor skills. Minnesota law requires Early Childhood Screening before a child can enter kindergarten. 

Early Childhood Screening is NOT a readiness test for kindergarten. Screening identifies children who may have health or developmental concerns and allows for appropriate assistance as early as possible. This assistance helps children get off to a good start when they enter school. Parents gain information about their child's health and overall development at screenings, in addition to available resources that help children grow. 

To learn more, check out this video from the Minnesota Department of Education.

When should my child get screened?

A child can be screened anytime after age 3, but we recommend screening your child before their fourth birthday, especially if you have concerns (ie: hearing, vision, speech, behavior, development). 

How do I schedule a screening appointment?

Screenings are held once a month throughout the school year and available by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please click the link below: 

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SCREENING APPOINTMENT ONLINE!

You may also call 763-792-5719 or email ECScreening@isd12.org to make an appointment. 

For additional  information, contact the Early Childhood Screening Coordinator at 763-792-6122.

Early Childhood Screening Dates

Early Childhood Screening Dates for 2017-18

Early Childhood Screening Forms

Forms needed to be completed for Early Childhood Screening