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. Screening identifies children who may have health or developmental concerns and allows for appropriate assistance as early as possible. Please note that screening is NOT a readiness test for kindergarten.
Screening is required for Kindergarten entrance in public schools. A child can be screened anytime after age 3, but screening between ages 3-4 is ideal.
Important notes! There is no charge for this screening, but you must complete the checkout to be enrolled. You must also receive a confirmation email upon checkout or you will not be considered enrolled for your time slot.
What does this screening include?
- vision and hearing check
- growth evaluation
- immunization review
- developmental screening using a Minnesota state approved standardized tool
- family health and development review
- information and resources for your child
Minnesota State screening requirements may also take place through another school district, a physician’s office, the Head Start program or Public Health.
If possible, please do not bring other children so you may devote full attention to your child. We have found that brothers and sisters distract the child being screened and the process takes longer.
Please fill out and email the following documents (send to: email@example.com) prior to your appointment, or print them and bring them along:
- Registration for Early Childhood Screening
- Consent to Screen
- Child Health and Developmental History
- Ethnic and Racial Demographic Form
- Immunization Records (you can do this by doing one of the following):
- Request this from your doctor
- Print and fill out the Immunization Form or bring in an immunization summary from your doctor.
*When you arrive there will be a couple more documents for you to complete. These can be completed while your child is being screened.