District 197 Early Childhood Screening

Dear School District 197 Families,

In-person early childhood screening appointments are now available. If your child is age 3 to 5 and has not been screened, please contact our office to request an appointment. 

The best way to contact us is by phone at 651.403.8363 or email at
. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you and your child.


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

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!