Early Childhood Screening


To schedule early childhood screening appointment:
Call 651-306-7520 or schedule online

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we are unable to conduct Early Childhood Screenings at this time. However, please click on this  link to enter your information and we will contact you when appointments can be scheduled again. Thank you for your patience.  If you still need to register for kindergarten, please do register  even if the screening is not done yet. 
  

Debido a la situación actual de COVID-19, no podemos continuar con las Evaluaciones de Salud y Desarrollo infantil. Si nos proporciona la siguiente información nos contactaremos con ustedes para hacer una cita cuando las tengamos disponibles. Gracias por su paciencia. Si todavía necesita registrarse para Kindergarten, por favor complete la inscripción aun cuando la evaluación no se haya hecho todavía.  Para más información en español llame al 651 306 7862.

What is Early Childhood Screening?
Early Childhood Screening is a check of a child's vision, hearing, height, weight, immunizations, speech and language, motor skills, and general development. Children are screened one at a time and individual attention is given to the needs of the child and family.

Who?
All Minnesota children who are age 3 -5.  The best time for screening is age 3.  

How do I schedule an appointment?
Call 651-306-7520 or schedule online.  
Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year, are free and take about one hour.  If you have questions or concerns about your child's development, please call earlier.

Where are screenings held?
Inver Grove Heights holds its screenings at the IGH Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street East in Inver Grove Heights (Door #2 near Hilltop Elementary School). Call the Early Learning Center at 651-306-7520 or 651-306-7503.

Should I wait until my child is five to be screened so she/he will do better? 
No! Screenings take age into account so there is no advantage to waiting. In fact, to ensure school success, screenings are done at about three and a half years old, so parents can gain information and resources for readiness in school.