Westonka Public School District
Early Childhood Screening
A quick check to see how a child is growing and developing.
Early Childhood Screening is for children between the ages of three and the start of kindergarten or first grade. However, it is best to screen between the ages of three and four. The screening is used to check for any health or learning concerns that may need a referral for further evaluation by a doctor or a speech, developmental or physical therapist. A parent perspective on how the child is developing is always taken into account when discussing referral information.
If you or your child does not speak English, ask the district where you live to provide an interpreter.
Parents will complete a social and emotional development questionnaire about their child.
Screening is required before or within 30 days of entering Minnesota's public school district kindergarten or first grade. It is also required before or within the first 90 days of entering public school district prekindergarten programs.
Parents may submit a comparable screening from Head Start or a clinic. Parents may also opt out, decline, refuse or conscientiously object by submitting a statement in writing to the district screening program with their child's name, parent signature and date.
About This Location
Screening may link families to free early learning opportunities and resources such as Head Start, Early Childhood Family Education, prekindergarten programs, Early Learning Scholarships, Early Childhood Special Education or home visiting programs. View a short (five minute video) early childhood screening parent video in English, Hmong, Somali or Spanish.
During the screening trained professionals will check your child's:
- Height and weight
- Immunizations (shots) status
- Large and small muscles
- Thinking, language and communication skills
- Social and emotional development
Area Served by County
- Hennepin County
- Free / no cost to everyone
All Minnesota children between ages three and the start of kindergarten or first grade. (If there are developmental concerns for a child between the ages of birth to three years, the local school district may screen through the Early Childhood Special Education department.)
Contact your local school district.
Services are free.
5901 Sunnyfield Rd E, Minnetrista, MN, 55364
Westonka Public School District
- Primary Contact for this program: 952-491-8580
Other Services at this Location
- Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Classes and services for parents of young children focusing on ways to support children's learning and development.
- Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - Birth to Two Services and support for eligible infants and toddlers with developmental concerns and disabilities and their families.
- Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - Three to Five Services and support for eligible young children aged 3 up to Kindergarten entrance with developmental concerns or disabilities.
- Kindergarten Kindergarten supports children's cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development
- Public School Early Childhood Education and Care Programs Public school districts offer a variety of early childhood education programs and services for families and young children aged birth to kindergarten entrance.
- School-based Preschool- School Readiness, School Readiness Plus, Voluntary Prekindergarten Public preschool programs help preschool age children prepare to enter kindergarten.