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Early Childhood Screening

In Minnesota all children must be screened before entering Kindergarten in a public school. All children have the right to receive a FREE Early Childhood Screening with age 3 being the recommended age.

Early Childhood Screening is
* Not an IQ test
* Not a label
* Not a diagnosis
* Not a placement test

Early Childhood Screening is a  Free snapshot of how your preschooler is growing, developing, and learning.

"screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for Kindergarten and promotes positive child health and developmental outcomes".

A complete early childhood screening will include a hearing and vision check, height and weight check, speech and development screening, and health and immunization screening.
Early Childhood Screening can connect families with resources in the community.

Interpreter services are provided at no cost to families if needed.
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Parent FAQ For Early Childhood Screening 

"Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam."


Family Education Programs Coordinator
Tresa Washburn


Early Learning Supervisor
Khoudia Anna Dia






Online Registration Now Available!

Screening dates will be scheduled one month out. Additional dates/times will be added as appointments fill.

CLICK HERE to register online.

Special Screening Session for Kindergarteners!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
This session is limited to Children going to kindergarten this Fall who haven't attend Early Childhood Screening. Registration will be available online on
May 1st.

Please note that screening is free but you will need to create an account in order to register. If you already have an account you do not need to create a new one.

If you will prefer to  register by phone or for help registering online call our office at 651-460-3200 

Appointments are held from 9am to 4pm at the:

Meadowview Community Education. 

6100 195th Street West
Farmington, MN 55024 (map)
Phone: 651-460-3200
Fax: 651-460-3210