Early Childhood Screening (Preschool)
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.
At your child's screening, a trained professional will check:
Immunization status and review of health history
Large and small muscles
Thinking, language and communication skills
Social and Emotional development
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 at no cost to parents through the school district.
The earlier the better! Waiting until a child is in school may be waiting too long. If your child is between the ages 3 and 4, call Tammy Novak, Preschool Teacher, at 218-545-8800 ext. 6959.