Early Childhood Screening


Early Childhood Screening

Update: Beginning on February 3rd, 2021 screenings will be held in person at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street East
Inver Grove Heights (Door 2, next to Hilltop Elementary).

There is still an option to do the screening virtually. Once you have signed up for a date and time, call the Early Learning Center to indicate that you would like a virtual (Zoom) screening. You will receive a Zoom link the day before your scheduled appointment.

If you have any questions please let us know. You can reach us at 651-306-7503.
 CLICK  HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.  

Kindergarten Registration requires early childhood screening. If your child will be attending kindergarten next fall, complete the kindergarten registration process now --even if your child's screening is not completed. Schedule the screening as soon as possible.

  

Debido a la situación actual de COVID-19, Evaluaciones de Salud y Desarrollo infantil se realizarán en línea usando Zoom. 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 30-45 minutes.  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.