EC Screening

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The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid growth and learning. Early childhood screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing.

Between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school. The earlier the better! Waiting until a child is in school may be waiting too long. 

At your child's screening, a trained professional will check:
- Vision
- Hearing
- Height
- Weight
- Immunization status and review of health history
- Large and small muscles
- Thinking, language, and communication skills

The state of Minnesota strongly suggests that all children be screened between the ages of 3 and 4 years old. It is required for preschool and kindergarten entrance. Screening is provided by the school district, at no cost to parents.

If your child is between the ages 3 and 4, contact:

Tammy Novak, Early Childhood Coordinator
tnovak@ci.k12.mn.us
218-545-8712

2018-2019 Screening Days

Early childhood screenings are scheduled for:
  • Friday, September 28 from 8am - 3pm
  • Thursday, October 25 from 10am - 6pm
  • Thursday, November 29 from 10am - 6pm
  • Friday, December 21 from 8am - 3pm
  • Friday, January 18 from 8am - 3pm
  • Friday, February 22 from 8am - 3pm
  • Friday, March 29 from 8am - 3pm
  • Friday, April 26 from 8am - 3pm