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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–February 2023

    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. 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. Feeling sick? Please visit: Minnetonka Public Schools Health and Safety Guidelines to determine if you should stay home and reschedule your appointment. Minnetonka Early Childhood Screening takes place at: 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Early Childhood Screening–March 2023

    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. 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. Feeling sick? Please visit: Minnetonka Public Schools Health and Safety Guidelines to determine if you should stay home and reschedule your appointment. Minnetonka Early Childhood Screening takes place at: 18707 Old Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55345