Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during a screening?

During the Early Childhood Screening, well qualified staff, such as a school nurse, speech clinician, early childhood teacher, and school counselor will check your child’s
• Vision
• Hearing
• Growth
• Immunization status
• Skills in thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles and social/emotional development.

How can Early Childhood Screening help us?
• you can find out how your child is doing
• connect you and your child to early childhood programs and other community services
• answer your parenting questions

Should I wait until my child is in kindergarten?

Earlier is better! Waiting until a child is in school may be waiting too long. If your child is 3 or 4 years old and has not been checked for health and developmental status, call the Community Education office at 634-4464 for more information about Early Childhood Screening.

Where can I take my child for screening?

Early Childhood Screenings are held in the Kasson-Mantorville Community Education building.

Is there a charge?
Early Childhood Screening is free.

What else?
In order for your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide your school with your child’s Early Childhood Screening summary and an Immunization Record. Children screened by the Kasson-Mantorville school district will have their summary on file with the district. It is not necessary that your child participate in Early Childhood Screening if they have had a similar screening through Head Start or Child and Teen Checkups.