Early Childhood Screening

It's important to have children screened at an early age so there is adequate time to obtain help for any identified concerns before the child enters school.

Children are expected to be screened prior to participation in the Pre-Kindergarten Program.  State law requires that all children must be screened before starting kindergarten.  Screening includes:

The school district offers this screening at no cost to families for children ages 3, 4 or 5 years old. 

To schedule an appointment, call the Early Childhood Screening office at 651-632-3746; screenings are held at the Student Placement Center, 2102 University Avenue West (University at Cleveland). Appointments are available both days and evenings.

Please note:

  • Children enrolled in Head Start are screened at their class site; parents/guardians should obtain a record of results to turn in at kindergarten registration.
  • Parents/guardians may also arrange the screening with their healthcare provider; download form here (PDF).  Questions can be answered by the Early Childhood Screening Office at 651-632-3746.
  • If you have concerns about the development of your child (birth to 5 years of age) there may be services available for your child and family. Call Help Me Grow Ramsey County at 651-604-3700.
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