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. Please check our screening calendar for available days. 

If you are planning to have your child attend Kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year and they have not yet been screened, please call our office immediately to get scheduled for the summer. We have limited spaces available and screening needs to be completed before the 1st day of Kindergarten. 


Resources for families:

Frequently Asked Questions about Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening Parent Video

Minnesota Department of Education - Early Childhood Screening


Update 7/1/2021: 

Early Childhood Screening is available in person at this time. Please call or email to make an appointment. Screening will be taking place at the district Administration Building - Historic Old Central High School (215 N 1st Ave E, Duluth). Please check in at the 3rd street door (back of the building farthest from the lake) no more than 5 minutes before your scheduled screening appointment time. Parking is availavble off of 3rd street as well as off of Lake Ave and 1st Ave E if the 3rd Street lot is full. Only one parent per child at screening is allowed to attend. Siblings are not permitted to attend the appointment at this time.


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