Kindergarten Readiness

Early Childhood Screening

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. It is a state mandate for Kindergarten entrance.

When should screening be completed? In order 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. Children are screened one at a time and individual attention is given to the needs of the child and family.

How do I schedule an appointment? Screenings are scheduled throughout the school year, are free and take about one hour. Please call when your child is 3 and a half years old, and schedule an appointment.

What is the phone number?  651-306-7520

Where is screening held?  Screening takes place at the Early Learning Center, 3203 68th Street E. , Inver Grove Heights.

Kindergarten Readiness Resources & Activities

PBS Kids

Reading Rockets

Get Ready to Read

Dr. Suess

Eric Carle

Jan Brett