Early Childhood Screening
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Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood Screening

Minneapolis Public Schools recommends that children be screened at age 3, but call at any time if you are concerned about your child's growth and development - screening can be done before age 3.

Three reasons to screen at age 3*:
1.  Screening can assist your child to be ready for school.
2.  Any health or developmental concerns can be found earlier and help provided sooner.
3.  Because screening is free, it's easy and it's good for your child!
When your child turns 3 years old:
1.  Call 612.348.TOTS (8687) to set an appointment
2.  Complete the health forms that will be sent to you.
3.  Bring your child to the screening appointment, where trained staff will check your child's:     
-  Vision and hearing
-  Growth and development
-  Immunizations and family history. 
4.  Bring your child's birth certificate and immunization records to the screening
5.  Screening is preferred at age 3, but can be done at 4 or 5 years old.
Early childhood screening helps:
1.  You find out how your child is doing.
2.  Connect you with early childhood programs and services.
3.  Answer your parenting questions.
Contact Information:
Phone: 612.348.TOTS (8687)
Enrollment Process: Call for an appointment
Fees: Free
*State law requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten.