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Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is currently suspended until we receive further instruction from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health.

If you would like to be notified when the program is available again, please send an email to and you will be added to our update distribution list.

Early​ ​Childhood​ ​Screening​ is a free check of how your child is growing, developing, and learning. This screening is required for all students prior to kindergarten enrollment. Ideally, children participate in screening between the ages of 3 – 4. Don’t wait – earlier is better!

What happens during an Early Childhood Screening appointment?

Screenings are completed by trained professionals who will complete a brief screening of your child’s:

  • Vision & hearing
  • Height & weight
  • Speech and language development
  • Gross motor and fine motor skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Immunization status

How do I schedule an appointment?

Two ways to make an appointment:

Where do we go for Early Childhood Screening appointments?

Discovery Center Room 102 (enter main entrance and proceed left to Room 102)

5050 Independence Street

Maple Plain, MN 55359

What do I need to bring?

  1. Completed Health and Developmental History Questionnaire (sent via email or mail prior to appointment)
  2. Immunization records (bring a copy if available)

What should I expect?

  • Screening will last 35 – 45 minutes.
  • You will accompany your child throughout the screening process, so please attempt to arrange childcare for siblings / other children if possible.
  • You will be asked to complete required paperwork.
  • The results of the screening will be shared with you at the end of your appointment.

What should I tell my child about the appointment?

  • This screening is play-based. You can prepare your child by telling them they will play games with a preschool teacher. Activities include “seeing and hearing games”, building blocks, drawing, jumping, talking and playing.
  • Assure your child that you will be in the same room with them throughout the screening.

What if I can no longer make my appointment?

If you need to reschedule your appointment, please call 952-746-5815 or you can manage your appointment at:

Additional questions?

Call 952-746-5815 or email

Thank you – we look forward to meeting you and your child!