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About Early Childhood Screening

The state of Minnesota requires a health and developmental screening for every child before kindergarten entry into public school.

If your child is between 3 and 4, now is the optimum age to be screened so children can then be referred to appropriate resources, if needed.

If your child is entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024, the August 2024 screening will be the last time in which you can schedule an appointment for your child.

Next Screening Dates: August 20, 21, 22nd  2024

Early Childhood Educators and a registered nurse conduct the screening. Screening is a quick and simple check of how a child is growing and developing.

The Screening Includes:

  • Hearing and Vision
  • Height and Weight
  • Social and emotional  development
  • Large and small muscles
  • Thinking, language and communication skills
  • A check of Immunization Records and Family Health Information.

The screening process takes approximately 1- 1/2 hours during which time your child will separate from you. They will meet with the Early Childhood Educator to participate in a Developmental Screening. Your child will then have his/her vision and hearing checked by the nurse. Parents, will remain in the registration room until after the screening. A screener will conduct the summary interview to address any concerns, if any, regarding your child’s development and health, after which you will receive a copy of the summary of the screening. 


For more information, please click on the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions for Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening Parent Video 

Cloquet School Census 

Kindergarten Readiness Skills


Registration Forms: Completed forms can be emailed,  dropped off , or mailed to the Early Childhood Screening Office. 

602 Arthur Street Cloquet, MN 55720

kcotner@isd94.org

Early Childhood Screening Consent

Early Childhood Screening Release of Information

Registration for Early Childhood Screening

Child  Health and Development

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  • Early Childhood Screening

    The state of Minnesota requires a health and developmental screening for every child before kindergarten entry into public school. Next Screening Dates: August 20, 21, 22 and February 18, 19, 20th 2025 If your child is between 3 and 4, now is the optimum age to be screened so children can then be referred to appropriate resources, if needed. If your child is entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2024, the August 2024 screening will be the last time in which you can schedule an appointment for your child. Early Childhood Educators and a registered nurse conduct the screening. Screening is a quick and simple check of how a child is growing and developing. The Screening Includes: Hearing and Vision Height and Weight Social and emotional development Large and small muscles Thinking, language, and communication skills A check of Immunization Records and Family Health Information. The screening process takes approximately 1- 1/2 hours during which time your child will separate from you. They will meet with the Early Childhood Educator to participate in a Developmental Screening. Your child will then have his/her vision and hearing checked by the nurse. Parents, will remain in the registration room until after the screening. A screener will conduct the summary interview to address any concerns, if any, regarding your child’s development and health, after which you will receive a copy of the summary of the screening. For more information, please click on the links below: Frequently Asked Questions for Early Childhood Screening Early Childhood Screening Parent Video Cloquet School Census Kindergarten Readiness Skills