Early Childhood Screening

What is Early Childhood Screening?
Early Childhood Screening is a check of a child's vision, hearing, height, weight, immunizations, speech and language, motor skills and general development. It is a state mandate for Kindergarten entrance.

Should I wait until my child is five to be screened so she/he will do better?
No! Screening is scored by age so there is no advantage to waiting. In order to ensure school success, screenings are done at about three and a half years old, so parents can gain information and resources for readiness in school. Children are screened one at a time and individual attention is given to the needs of the child and family.

How do I schedule an appointment?
Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year, are free and take about one hour. Please call when your child is 3 and a half years old, and schedule an appointment. (Call earlier if you have questions or concerns about your child's development.) Screening appointments should be made in your home school district.

Inver Grove Heights - 651-306-7520 or 651-306-7503
IGH Screening Location: IGH Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street E. in Inver Grove Heights. (Door #2 by Hilltop Elementary)

South St. Paul - 651-306-3623
SSP Screening Location: Kaposia Education Center, 1225 1st Avenue South in South St. Paul