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

To schedule your appointment, please call Brooke Boelter at 507-867-4521, Ext. 4011

Fill out the following below based on your child’s age (You must complete the ECS Packet and the Ages & Stages Questionnaire):

1)  You must complete the ECS Packet first by clicking HERE

2) Complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire based on your child's age

Ages and Stages Questionnaire- 36 Month- for children from 33 months to 41 months and 30 days

Ages and Stages Questionnaire- 48 Month-for children from 42-53 months

Ages and Stages Questionnaire- 60 Month- for children from 54-65 months

Here is a video link that explains more about early childhood screening in MN.

https://education.mn.gov/MDE/Video/?group+Communications&id=MDE059327

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 email Angie Grant at agrant@chatfieldschools.com or call Brooke Boelter at the Chatfield Elementary Office. 507 867 4521.