Preschool Screening

What is Early Childhood Screening?

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting school. Early Childhood Screening is not a kindergarten entrance test.

 

When should my child be screened?

Early Childhood Screening should take place within 30 days of entrance into School Readiness.  It is recommended that your child be screened between 36 and 48 months of age.  However, if your child is older, he/she should still be screened. 


Where does the screening take place?

Your child can be screened right at the Battle Lake School by the Early Childhood staff. The screening takes approximately 1 hour.  The appointment consists of a vision and hearing screen, a review of your child's social/emotional development (through the use of the ASQ-SE parent questionnaire), and a developmental screening (Brigance Early Childhood Screen III: 3-5 years).

Currently, there is no Early Childhood Screening clinic scheduled.  If your child is 3 or older and you would like to have your child screened, please contact Ms. Julie at jfrost@isd542.org or call (218)864-8994.

What should we bring?

·         Updated Immunization record

·         Child/Family Information form

·         Registration form

·         ASQ SE Questionnaire

 

Questions…

Please contact Ms. Julie @ jfrost@isd542.org or call (218)864-8994. 

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