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Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing and learning.

Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for any child enrolling in a public school and is provided free of charge. While screening is required prior to kindergarten, the recommended age is 3 and is required prior to enrollment in preschool and pre-kindergarten programs.  Minnesota Department of Education website.

During screening a trained professional will check:

  • vision and hearing
  • height and weight
  • immunization history
  • large and small muscles
  • thinking, language and communication skills
  • social and emotional development

Early childhood screenings have resumed for the new school year. Online registration for incoming Kindergarteners will begin Aug. 1. Children ages 3-5 who will not be attending kindergarten in the fall will be able to register for fall 2022 appointments beginning Aug. 15.

To schedule a screening for your child, click below or contact our office.

Schedule Early Childhood Screening

Help Me Grow is a Statewide website that provides resources for families to understand developmental milestones and learn if there are concerns. Click on the link below for more information.

Help Me Grow


Early Childhood Screening 
Fax: 651-425-2720

Ann Mockenhaupt
Screening Coordinator
District Program Center

Joyce Beaird
Early Learning Family
Services Manager


District Program Center 
8400 E. Point Douglas Rd. S. 
Cottage Grove, MN 55016