The ideal age for screening is 3 1/2 to 4 years old.
Screening helps ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning, and that families are aware of resources n the school and community. Screening is available for children 36-60 months old.
Screening is essential to your child's future success in school
Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of your child's vision, hearing, height, weight and development (thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles, and social/emotional development), as well as a brief review of health history and immunizations. Screening is important for your child's continued learning and readiness for future school success. After your child's screening, you will be given a full report of your child's learning and growth.
Screening is required for kindergarten entry
You will need to provide your school with your child's Early Childhood Screening summary and immunization record prior to attending kindergarten in any Minnesota public
Your family physician may do the screening if a state approved developmental tool is used. Check with your doctor’s office to see if their screening meets the state’s requirements.
Children who attend Head Start or Early Childhood Special Education programs may not need to be screened.You will need to provide your school with your child's Early Childhood Screening summary and immunization record prior to attending kindergarten in any Minnesota public school.
Early Childhood Screening is FREE
Screenings are held at Diamondhead Education Center in Suite 108, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, (lower level off Pillsbury Ave), Burnsville. For online scheduling click below.
Please download and complete your forms prior to your appointment. The links are below.