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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