Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is a program that helps to identify health and developmental needs of young children before they enter Kindergarten.  The screening includes vision, hearing, height, weight, development, speech, social/emotional, and review of health and immunization information.  The screening is required by law for entrance into Kindergarten in Minnesota Public Schools. 


Saint Paul Public Schools provides the screening without charge to children ages 3, 4, and 5 years old.  It is 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.  Parents/guardians could use their child's third birthday as a reminder to sign up for this FREE screening. 


To obtain further information, contact the Early Childhood Screening Office at 651-632-3746 or, or visit