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 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.
Schedule an Early Childhood Screening
At this time, appointments are only available for incoming kindergarten students by calling for an appointment. If you have an incoming kindergartener (Fall 2022), please call our office at 952-556-6400 to schedule an appointment.
- You may still register for kindergarten, even if your screening appointment takes place after the Jan. 15 kindergarten registration deadline.
- After registering for your screening, you will receive an email from district staff with important paperwork which you must complete before your screening.
- In the meantime, if you have a specific concern about your child’s development, please email Becky Carpenter, Early Childhood Special Education Admin. Assistant, at email@example.com
- If you wish to have your child’s screening completed by his/her physician, the physician must complete the Early Childhood Screening Summary form