•  Early Childhood Screening

    The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.  Early childhood  developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help their development.  Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.


    Early Childhood Screening helps you: *find out how your child is doing;    *answer your parenting questions                                                        
    *connect you and your child to early childhood programs and other community services

      What happens during a screening?  During the Early Childhood Screening we will check:     

    *Vision               *Hearing              *Growth               *Immunization Status           *Skills in thinking, language, large and small muscles and social/emotional development

     Should I wait until my child is in kindergarten?  No, children should be screened between their 3rd and 4th birth day.  The screening tool is designed based on your child’s current age at the time of screening.   

     What else?  In order for your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide your school with your child’s Early Childhood Screening Summary.

     Where can I take my child for screening?  Please call the Community Education office at 952-467-7390 to schedule your child’s screening sometime between their 3rd and 4th birthday. 
    Next screenings:  May 29 & 30, 2019
                                  August 22 & 23, 2019
                                 November 26 & 27, 2019
                                May 27 & 28, 2020
    Email Julie Kuenzel at jkuenzel@central.k12.mn.us to set up a screening.