What is early childhood screening?
Screening is an early look at a child's development and begins as early as age three. This allows health and developmental concerns to be addressed at least one to two years before a child enters kindergarten. The state of Minnesota requires health and developmental screening for every child before kindergarten entry into a public school. Anoka-Hennepin offers this service at no cost. Screening is not a substitute for health care from your family physician, dentist, or other health care providers.
Early childhood screening checks:
- Fine and gross motor skills
- Vision and hearing
- Speech and language development
- Height and weight
- Cognitive and social development
How to register for a screening appointment:
Contact the screening office for registration questions or assistance.Phone: 763-433-4910
Registration for Early Childhood Screening is done online. It's easy and available 24 hours a day on our website.
When registering, select a location, date, and time that works for your family.
After completing your registration, you will receive an immediate email confirmation that includes your screening date, time, and location. If you do not receive an email course confirmation a few minutes after registering, your registration may not have gone through and your appointment will not be valid. If you are a new user of the Eleyo registration system and have created a new account during the registration process, you will receive two emails - one to welcome you as a new Eleyo user and another to confirm your screening registration.
NOTE: We understand the concern about getting children screened prior to the start of preschool and kindergarten. At this time, our appointments are booked out into September. October appointments will be opening by early September. Please know that although screening is required for your child to attend public schools, it will not prevent them from starting school. We appreciate your patience during this busy time of year.