Plainview-Elgin-Millville Community Schools Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. When completed between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school. Early Childhood Screening is mandatory for any child who will attend kindergarten in a public school or plans to attend School Readiness.  *Signing up for Early Childhood Screening does not enroll your child into preschool.  

At your child’s screening, a trained professional will check:
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Height & Weight
  • Large & Small Muscles
  • Thinking, Language & Communication Skills
  • Social & Emotional Development
Early Childhood Screening is offered free of charge to all children living in the Plainview-Elgin-Millville School District. Screening appointments are held in November and February at Plainview-Elgin-Millville Prek-3 Building, 600 West Broadway, Plainview, MN 55964.

Upcoming Dates:  Oct. 14-16
, 2019 and Feb. 18-19, 2020

An invitation will be mailed to families who have children ages 3-5 to schedule appointments during the 2015-2016 school year. If your child has not been screened or you have not been contacted, please call (507)-534-4232  to register. 

Please note that if school is cancelled due to bad weather, Early Childhood Screening is also cancelled. You will be contacted about makeup days for your child's screening appointment.

You can also fill out the census form and send back to the school so you will be notified when your child can be screened.


More Information/ English Language Learners

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to provide a video production, Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten, for families who are English Language Learners. This production is available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish and can be downloaded in multiple languages with English subtitles or in English. Viewers of this video will learn how to enroll chidlren into kindergarten in Minnesota, the many different ways parents can help their child get ready for kindergarten, and how to help children stay healthy so they can learn better in school. For more information about getting children ready for kindergarten go to

Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten is one of three television video productions especially designed for families who are English language Learners. The two earlier production, Early Childhood Screening and Special Help for Young Children are available in seven languages and can be downloaded from