Early Childhood Screening

Update 5/6/20: Distance learning has been extended through June 30, 2020.
Due to the distance learning plan put into place by Governor Walz on 3/25/20, all Early Childhood Screening appointments are canceled through June 30th. At this time, we are hopeful that we will be able to provide Early Childhood Screening Appointments after the period of Distance Learning.
Check back here for updates or call the Early Childhood Screening office, at 218-336-8816. Once we are able to safely be in person again, we will be adding additional appointment appointments to the screening calendar in order to accommodate children going into Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020. If this is unable to happen before the school year starts. Our Early Childhood Screening staff will work with the elementary schools to get screening completed for those that need it within the first 30 days of school. Thank you for your patience during these unknown times.
 
Looking for some resources for your child entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020?
 
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.