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: 


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

I need a copy of my child's screening summary form for Kindergarten registration. How do I get one?

Please email ECScreening@isd12.org with your child's full first and last name and date of birth, and we will email you the records needed. If you do not have an email address, please call our office at 763-792-6120. 


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

Early Childhood Screening Dates

Early Childhood Screening Dates for 2017-18

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