Early Childhood Screening Appointments If your child will be starting kindergarten fall of 2021 or if you have a concern about your child’s development, please make an appointment for Early Childhood Screening. Screenings are held at the Eden Prairie Education Center, 8040 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344. Virtual/Distance Early Childhood Screening is available, if needed, for those children starting kindergarten fall of 2021. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952-975-6940. Covid-19 Precautions: Everyone who enters the Education Center, age 6 and older, must wear a mask. Maintain social distancing as much as possible. Adult temperature checks are required at the building entrance, child temperature checks are done at the screening room entrance. Only 1 adult is allowed to accompany the child to screening. What age should my child be screened at? If your child is between the ages of 3 and 5, it is time to schedule his/her Early Childhood Screening to check all areas of development including hearing, vision, speech, and motor abilities. What if my child has already been screened? If a child has been screened and the parent or guardian can provide sufficient documentation that demonstrates that a comparable screening has been completed, even if the screening was completed in another state, that child does not need to be re-screened. A screening is considered comparable to Early Childhood Screening if it meets the Minnesota ECS program standards and was completed between the time a child turned three and entered kindergarten, or within 30 days of kindergarten entrance. Please have your previous district send the screening summary one of these ways: Email: email@example.com Mail: Eden Prairie Community Education Attn: Early Childhood Screening 8040 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Fax: 952-975-6920 What information is gathered at screening? Discover more about your child’s development and learning, such as: Thinking, language, and communication skills Social and emotional development Large and small muscle coordination Height, weight, hearing, and vision Early Childhood screening is one way to support children in their early years of growth and development. It is also a way to identify children who may benefit from early childhood special services before they enter school and connects families with the appropriate resources and programs. For more information regarding Minnesota early childhood screenings, access the following link which is available in multiple languages. http://www.echominnesota.org/library/early-childhood-screening Where is screening held? Screening appointments are held at the Education Center at 8040 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie. You can also call 952-975-6940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to make an appointment.