District 197 Early Childhood Screening
Canceled Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19

Update For Families Regarding COVID-19
Posted on 05/15/2020

Dear School District 197 Families,

In response to an executive order by Gov. Tim Walz regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, District 197 Early Childhood Screening continues to be closed. Screening appointments may be available in August if Governor Walz deems appropriate. If you have questions, the best way to contact us is by phone at 651.403.8363 or email at deidi.keating @isd197.org. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your child.

We know this is a very uncertain time for all of you. We will continue to reach out with information including learning materials/technology information and food distribution as it becomes available. We will also post updates to the district homepage at www.isd197.org. Our best wishes to all of you during this confusing and trying time.

Peter Olson-Skog


Early Childhood Screening is a free service of the School District for children between the ages of three and five and is best completed at age 3. The State of Minnesota requires that all children be screened before entering kindergarten. Children are also required to be screened within 90 days of entering preschool. 
During the screening, a nurse checks a child's vision, hearing, and speech as well as cognitive, social/emotional and muscle development. Immunization records and general health and nutrition practices are also reviewed. Screening helps ensure that children are ready for school success and allows parents to request information on the District’s Early Learning Program, parenting resources, and other community services.


Screening appointments are held during the school year, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There may also be limited screening hours during the summer. All appointments will be held at The Early Learning and Family Resource Center, 1970 Christensen Ave. West St. Paul, MN 55118. If your child is age three-Five and has not had an Early Childhood Screening, 
please call 651-403-8363 to request information about a future screening appointment. If a staff member is not in to take your call, please know that we will contact you as soon as possible.  

Thank You!