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Early Childhood Screening

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What is Early Childhood Screening?

Screening is an early look at a child's development and begins as early as age three. This can give parents peace of mind that their child is developing normally, and if needed, allows health and developmental concerns to be addressed at least one to two years before a child enters kindergarten. 

The state of Minnesota requires health and developmental screening for every child before they start kindergarten. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District 191 offers this service at no cost. Screening is not a substitute for health care from your family physician, dentist or other health care providers.

Early childhood screening checks:

  • Fine and gross motor skills

  • Vision and hearing

  • Speech and language development

  • Height and weight

  • Cognitive and social development

  • Immunizations

A screening should be done soon after a child’s third birthday and is required by the state of Minnesota before kindergarten entry into a public school.

Request a Screening

Please complete the Early Childhood Screening Request Form below. Within 7-10 days you will receive an email from the Screening Office with a "Sign-Up Genius" link to register for a screening appointment. 

Screening Request Form

An Early Childhood Screening is a free developmental and health screening that helps ensure all children are equipped for learning.