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 quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting school. Early Childhood Screening is not a kindergarten entrance test.

Early Childhood Screening or evidence of a comparable screening by a non-school provider (e.g., Head Start, Child & Teen Checkups/EPSDT or a health care provider) is required for entrance in Minnesota’s public schools (including preschool) or within 30 days of enrollment into kindergarten.

If you have a child who has not gone through the screening process please call the elementary office at 218-768-2111 x5125 to make arrangements. Early Childhood Screening is for ages 3 - 5.

District Info

Upcoming Screenings:

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Email lbecker@isd4.org or call 218-768-5111 to schedule an appointment.


Click the image above to learn more on the Minnesota Department of Education website.