Early Childhood Screening

Due to the distance learning plan put into place by Governor Walz on 3/25/20, all Early Childhood Screening appointments are canceled through May 8th. At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to provide Early Childhood Screening Appointments after the period of Distance Learning from 3/30/20 through 5/4/2020. Check back here for updates or call the Early Childhood Screening office, at 218-336-8816. We will be adding additional appointment days and times to the calendar in order to accommodate all children going into Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020. Thank you for your patience during these unknown times.
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.