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About Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening will resume Fall 2021 for children 3-5 years old.  

**Students starting Kindergarten in Fall 2021 who have not yet completed their required Early Childhood Screening, please call 218-454-5430 to schedule an appointment for a set time in August.

The Brainerd Public School system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years. The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance. 

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing. The screening includes a developmental assessment, social emotional questionnaire, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review.

The purpose of the FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school. The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed.

Here’s what screening does for you:

  • Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions
  • Connects you to community services
  • Registers your child for kindergarten

Appointments are available throughout the school year.

Three reasons to screen at age 3:

1.Screening can assist your child to be ready for school.

2.Any health or developmental concerns can be found earlier and help can be provided sooner.

3.Because screening is free, it's easy and it's good for your child

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REQUIRED FORMS for screening

**You also need to provide copies of your child's Birth Certificate and current Immunization Record

Forms can be emailed to:   jennifer.lindholm@isd181.org

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