What is an Early Childhood Screening?

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. Between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start kindergarten. Screening is required before kindergarten and recommended at 3.5 years old.


Does my child need an Early Childhood Screening?

YES - In order for your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide your child's Early Childhood Screening Summary Form and Immunization record.

Is there a charge?

No, Early Childhood Screening is FREE

What will happen at the screening?

At your child's screening, a trained professional will check the following:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Height/Weight
  • Immunization status
  • Thinking, language and communication skills, large and small motor skills
  • Social & emotional development




Click the Early Childhood Screenings Sign Up banner below to select the date and time for your child's Early Childhood Screening.
Once you have submitted your Sign Up, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive your registration packet the week prior to your appointment and will receive a reminder of your appointment three days prior.


Stefanie Middendorf

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Family Center
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Coordinator

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