Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening

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The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a 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. Parents accompany their child through the approximate hour-long process. After the screening activities, the screener shares information on the child’s growth, development, and learning. The screening is free for all students.

Screening is held at the Family Learning Center which is located at 110600 Village Road, Chaska.  You will receive information to bring along with you after you complete your registration today using this online system.

Early Childhood Screening is not a “test.” Your child will not pass/fail. It is a tool to identify concerns, if any exist, to provide help before kindergarten. Screening is required before entering Kindergarten in a MN public school.

Early childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in 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.

Video- What is Early Childhood Screening?

MN Dept. of Education Screening Video

Schedule an Early Childhood Screening

Appointments for the 24/25 school year resume in August.  Please check back in early august to schedule your screening.

  • After registering for screening, you will receive an email confirming your appointment.
  • There will be paperwork to complete upon your arrival. A timely arrival is important. 
  • You must bring your birth certificate and immunization with you on the day of screening.
  • If you wish to have your child’s screening completed by his/her physician, the physician must complete the Early Childhood Screening Summary form


Amanda Baumann
Early Childhood Specialist TOSA
Jackie Hrapsky
Early Childhood Specialist