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