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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 2022, the August 2022 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
  • Speech and Development
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions for Early Childhood Screening

We are counting every child ages 0-5 in the Cloquet School District!

Are you new to the area or have a new baby in your home? 

Maybe you have a new phone number or address?

If the answer is YES, please call 879-9291 or click here Cloquet Census Form .

Families on the census receive valuable information regarding screening, district services 

and kindergarten round up. Every Child Counts!

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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. 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 2023, the August 2023 screening will be the last time in which you can schedule an appointment for your child. For more information please give us a call at 879-9291. 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 Speech and Development Kindergarten Readiness 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. There is no charge for this screening, but you must complete the checkout to be enrolled. You must also receive a confirmation email upon checkout or you will not be considered enrolled for your time slot. Please Note: We will contact you by mail and phone regarding your appointment, please double-check that your Eleyo account has up-to-date contact information. Frequently Asked Questions for Early Childhood Screening We are counting every child ages 0-5 in the Cloquet School District! Are you new to the area or have a new baby in your home? Maybe you have a new phone number or address? If the answer is YES, please call 879-9291 or click here Cloquet Census Form . Families on the census receive valuable information regarding screening, district services and kindergarten round up. Every Child Counts! We have partnered with Health Kids Minnesota for February Screenings. See link for more details. Click: Healthy Kids MN