Early Childhood Screening

Observing learning and growth. Addressing concerns early-on.

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early childhood screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is doing and can identify, at an early age, possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before starting school. Screening is a mandatory requirement prior to kindergarten enrollment in any public school in Minnesota.

This broad-based screening looks at a child’s overall development and includes checking vision, hearing and growth, immunization status, and skills in thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles and social/emotional development. It is also an opportunity to find out about the early childhood and community programs available to you and answer any parenting questions you may have.

If your child is three years of age or older, it is time to schedule their early childhood screening. View the Early Childhood Screening in Minnesota video to learn more.

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Early Childhood Screening in Minnesota What's It All About Video with child playing with blocks

Upcoming Early Childhood Screening Dates

Early Childhood screenings can be scheduled for

  • Friday, January 26

  • Friday, February 9

  • Friday, February 23

by calling Alison Ward at 320-258-1186

Full 2023-2024 Screening Calendar.pdf