The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth in your child’s life. Early Childhood Screening, provided by your local school district, is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning.
Your child is eligible for screening upon turning three, and it is recommended that your child be screened between the ages of three and four. You will need to provide your child’s Early Childhood Screening Summary Form in order for your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school.
Steps for Early Childhood Screening [4 Pasos para la evaluación de la niñez temprana]
Sign up for an appointment by clicking the link below. [Regístrese para una cita haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace.]
Before your appointment: [Antes de su cita:]
Submit a clear photo or scan of child's birth certificate to email@example.com (You may also bring it with the day of screening and we can scan it.) [Envíe por correo electrónico un escaneo o foto del certificado de nacimiento de su hijo a firstname.lastname@example.org (También podemos hacer un escaneo en su cita. Esto es sólo para verificar su fecha de nacimiento y la ortografía de su nombre.]
Early Childhood Screening is held at the GSL Early Childhood Learning Center, located at 1621 16th Street, Glencoe on the west side of Lincoln Elementary (door 18). [La evaluación de la niñez temprana se lleva a cabo en el Centro de Aprendizaje de la Niñez Temprana de la GSL, ubicado en 1621 16th Street, Glencoe en el lado oeste de Lincoln Elementary (puerta 18).]
Please contact us if you are unable to keep your appointment due to illness so that we may offer that time to another child. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call Michelle Marti at 320.864.2681 as soon as possible. [Por favor contáctenos si no puede mantener su cita debido a una enfermedad para que podamos ofrecer ese tiempo a otro niño. Si necesita reprogramar su cita, por favor llame a Michelle Martí al 320.864.2681 lo antes posible. Se habla español.]
Early childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development. Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. Declining to answer questions or provide information does not prevent your child from being enrolled in kindergarten or first grade if all other screening components are met. A child need not submit to the district screening program if the child's health records indicate to the school that the child has received comparable developmental screening performed within the preceding 365 days by a public or private health care organization or individual health care provider.