Early Childhood Screening is a free service for children 36-60 months old.
The ideal age for screening is 3 years old. Screening helps ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning, and that families are aware of resources in the school and community.
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. 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 school. Children who attend Head Start or Early Childhood Special Education programs may not need to be screened.
Early Childhood Screening is FREE.
Screenings are held at Diamondhead Education Center
200 W Burnsville Parkway, in Burnsville.
Use lower level parking off Pillsbury Avenue and enter door 11.
We will provide interpreters for families free of charge. Please call screening appointment line 952-707-4117 to arrange for languages other than Spanish or Somali. Para Español por favor llame Astrid, 612-442-4874.
Screening is finished for the school year as of June 6, 2019. After August 4, 2019, early childhood screening appointments can be made online or by phone for Mondays or Tuesdays beginning in September.
Please download and complete the required screening forms prior to your appointment. The links are below.