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About Early Childhood Screening

Early childhood screening appointments will be released monthly during the school year (September-May). If you would like an email reminder to be notified when new dates become available, please email the screening office at Kate.VanHorne@minnetonkaschools.org.

Early Childhood Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for all preschool-aged children (ages three to five), before entering public school. It is a free and simple check on how your child is growing and developing, and is structured to include fun games that will assess multiple areas of your child’s health and development. Your child can be screened at any Minnesota school district screening office to fulfill the requirement. 

The one-time screening is preferred at age 3. If your child plans to enroll into Kindergarten at Minnetonka Public Schools and was screened at another school district, please email a copy of his/her screening summary to Kate.VanHorne@MinnetonkaSchools.org 

Minnetonka Public Schools screening calendar

Minnetonka Public Schools screening location:  18707 Old Excelsior Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345

For safety, the following processes will be in place during screening appointments:

  • Only one parent/guardian may accompany a child during the Screening appointment. Siblings must stay at home.
  • ECS follows the Department of Education COVID guidelines. 
    For up-to-date protocol information please visit, Minnetonka SD Health Services

Featured Courses

  • Early Childhood Screening–October 2022

    Early Childhood Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for all preschool-aged children (ages three to five), before entering public school. It is a free and simple check on how your child is growing and developing, and is structured to include fun games that will assess multiple areas of your child’s health and development, including: Vision, hearing and physical growth Health and immunization history Social and emotional development Fine and gross motor ability Cognitive development Speech, language and articulation Screening supports your child’s readiness for kindergarten and promotes positive developmental outcomes. Screening may also lead to referrals for early learning opportunities. Note: Although Early Childhood Screening is required within 30 days of entrance into Kindergarten/Kindergarten Ready Start in Minnesota’s public schools, screening is not a kindergarten entrance test. For more information, view the Minnesota Statute here. For additional information about Minnetonka's Early Childhood Screening click here. Minnetonka Early Childhood Screening takes place at: 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345 (Directions: Hwy. 7 to Vine Hill Road (go north). Take the first right turn onto Old Excelsior Blvd. (directly behind the Midas Auto Shop). Location is 1/4 mile on right (next door to Sunrise Senior Living)). IMPORTANT ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTES: To Complete Registration: Select "Enroll," Click the shopping basket to select "Check Out for $0." You must complete both steps. When online registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email with the appointment date and time a few minutes after registering. Your registration is not complete if you do not receive a confirmation email. If you need assistance, please call Kate Van Horne at (952) 401-6840. We do not accommodate walk-in appointments. Only one parent/guardian and no siblings. Early Childhood Screening will follow the COVID guidelines determined by the State of MN. To view the current guidelines, please visit https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/district/program..
  • Early Childhood Screening–November 2022

    Early Childhood Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for all preschool-aged children (ages three to five), before entering public school. It is a free and simple check on how your child is growing and developing, and is structured to include fun games that will assess multiple areas of your child’s health and development, including: Vision, hearing and physical growth Health and immunization history Social and emotional development Fine and gross motor ability Cognitive development Speech, language and articulation Screening supports your child’s readiness for kindergarten and promotes positive developmental outcomes. Screening may also lead to referrals for early learning opportunities. Note: Although Early Childhood Screening is required within 30 days of entrance into Kindergarten/Kindergarten Ready Start in Minnesota’s public schools, screening is not a kindergarten entrance test. For more information, view the Minnesota Statute here. For additional information about Minnetonka's Early Childhood Screening click here. Minnetonka Early Childhood Screening takes place at: 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345 (Directions: Hwy. 7 to Vine Hill Road (go north). Take the first right turn onto Old Excelsior Blvd. (directly behind the Midas Auto Shop). Location is 1/4 mile on right (next door to Sunrise Senior Living)). IMPORTANT ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTES: To Complete Registration: Select "Enroll," Click the shopping basket to select "Check Out for $0." You must complete both steps. When online registration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email with the appointment date and time a few minutes after registering. Your registration is not complete if you do not receive a confirmation email. If you need assistance, please call Kate Van Horne at (952) 401-6840. We do not accommodate walk-in appointments. Only one parent/guardian and no siblings. Early Childhood Screening will follow the COVID guidelines determined by the State of MN. To view the current guidelines, please visit https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/district/program..