Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is a health and developmental screening that is required by the State of Minnesota for all children before entering kindergarten. State law recommends that screening be completed during the year the child is three. It includes immunization records review, height, and weight measurement, hearing and vision screening and standardized developmental screening of speech, language, concepts and motor skills and social/emotional development. Results are summarized during a parent interview. Early Childhood Screening identifies, at an early age, possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before starting school. Free screenings are offered throughout the school year by appointment.
 

Please call 336-8816 or e-mail to ecscreening@isd709.org to schedule an Early Childhood Screening appointment.

 

Resources for families:

Frequently Asked Questions about Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening Parent Video

Minnesota Department of Education - Early Childhood Screening

 

Update 2/1/2021: 

Early Childhood Screening is available in person at this time. Please call or email to make an appointment. An option for distance learning screening is also available. If you would like to participate in this option, completed by you at home, please call our office to register. Forms will be mailed for you to complete with your child and upon returning them to our office an exit interview will be scheduled to go over all of the results. 

 

Looking for some resources for your child entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021?