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About Early Childhood Screening
Early Childhood screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing and learning. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization record to the screening appointment.

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  • Screening - School Year 2023-2024

    Join us at Early Childhood Screening as soon as your child turns 3! This is a FREE and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. What age should my child be screened at? If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5, it is time to schedule his/her Early Childhood Screening to check areas of development including hearing, vision, speech, and motor abilities. What if my child has already been screened? If a child has been screened in another district, please send the screening summary one of these ways: Email: or mail to: South Washington County Schools Community Education Attn: Early Childhood Screening 8400 East Point Douglas Rd. South. Cottage Grove, MN 55016 Fax: 651-425-2720 What information is gathered at screening? Discover more about your child’s development and learning in the following areas: Thinking, language, and communication skills Social and emotional development Large and small muscle coordination Height, weight, hearing, and vision Screening in early childhood supports children's learning and promotes health and development. Screening may link families to free early learning opportunities and resources such as Early Childhood Family Education, prekindergarten programs, Early Childhood Special Education, Early Learning Scholarships, home visiting programs, or other resources. For more information regarding Early Childhood Screening, please visit the Minnesota Department of Education: MDE screening video Where is screening held? Screening appointments are held at the District Program Center at 8400 East Point Douglas Rd. South. Cottage Grove, MN 55016. You can also call 651-425-6636 or email for additional information or to make an appointment.