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, and the results will not affect your child's ability to enroll in 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.

For additional information about Early Childhood Screening, contact the Early Childhood office at 763-792-6120. 

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: 


You may also call 763-792-6120 or email ECScreening@isd12.org to make an appointment. 


Phone: 763-792-6120 | Fax: 763-392-7743 | Email: ECScreening@isd12.org | Address: 575 Birch Street, Lino Lakes MN 55014

Early Childhood Screening Dates

Registration for the 22-23 school year is now open. Click here for more information.

FAQ about Early Childhood Screening

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Early Childhood Screening Forms

Do you need your paperwork for screening? Click here for the forms you will need. You can also contact our office for help: 763-792-6120