Early Childhood Screening
What is Early Childhood Screening (ECS)?
ECS is a free health and developmental screening that meets Minnesota State’s requirements for all children to be screened before entering kindergarten. ECS includes a review of health history and immunizations, a vision and hearing check, height, weight, and a developmental screening. Early Childhood Screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems, but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. The short video above will give you more information about early childhood screening.
Why does my child need to be screened?
A developmental screening is required by Minnesota law prior to kindergarten entrance. It is reassuring for parents to know that their child is acquiring the skills necessary for success in school. A screening can also identify potential health or learning problems that need further evaluation. ECS can link families to community programs and services.
Is it time for screening?
It is time for Early Childhood Screening if your child has reached 3 years of age. Between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns so that children can get help before they start school. You can now schedule your early childhood screening online. Please click on Schedule Your Appointment below. If you have questions about early childhood screening, please contact your home district or New Prague Area Schools Early Childhood Screening at (952) 758-1674.
How do I schedule a screening appointment?
NPAS Early Learning offers early childhood screening two times per month in New Prague. Screening appointments are available on Thursday afternoons from September through May.
We also offer screening twice a year at Eagle View Elementary in Elko New Market. Please select your desired location when scheduling an appointment.
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