Early Childhood Screening helps identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter kindergarten and connects you to appropriate programs and resources. 

The state of Minnesota requires all children to be screened before entering kindergarten. The screening is most valuable soon after your child鈥檚 third birthday.

Screening is FREE and includes growth, development, and  immunization check. Your child will be assessed in these important areas: 

  • Preschool concepts
  • Communication skills
  • Motor skills
  • Social emotional skills

This free screening gives you and your child an early connection to 草榴社区 Public Schools.

If your child has already been screened in Head Start or in another school district, please provide the screening report. Children only need to be screened one time. Children do not need to be screened if they have an active IEP (Individualized Education Program). Copies of early childhood screenings completed with Head Start or another school district can be sent to ecscreening@isd271.org.


Screenings take place at the Pond Center. Make an appointment by calling 952-681-6200 or schedule online at the button link.

Please arrive on time. Families arriving more than 10 minutes late for their appointment may be asked to reschedule.

Screening Tips


Step-by-Step Process

A step-by-step process on screening.



952-681-6200 - English
952-681-6219 - 贰蝉辫补帽辞濒
952-681-6269 - Soomaali


Pond Center
9600 3rd Ave Ave
草榴社区, MN 55420