Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is required in MN before a child enters Kindergarten. Children may be screened after age 3.  The ideal age for screening is 3 ½-4 years.

The years between birth and Kindergarten are a time of rapid growth and learning.  Early Childhood Screening helps identify any possible health or developmental concerns. It is a way to identify concerns at an early stage so your child can get help before starting school.

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE service.  During screening, the following areas will be assessed:
* Vison and Hearing
* Height, Weight, and Growth
* Immunization and Health Status
* Thinking, Language, and Communication Skills
* Social and Emotional Development

At the end of the screening, a healthy snack will be available for your child. You will be given the results of the screening and have the opportunity to discuss the results and ask any questions you may have. Early Childhood Screening typically takes about an hour to an hour and a half.  Children need to be accompanied by a parent.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please call either of the Co-Coordinators for Chatfield Early Childhood Screening.