Early Childhood Screening

Rochester Public Schools provides a comprehensive early childhood screening for any child three years and age or older at no charge. During an early childhood screening our staff will check your child’s vision, hearing, growth, immunizations status, skills in thinking, communication and language, large and small muscle control, and social and emotional development. 

During your child's screening visit, we will share information on how and when to register, documents required for attending public school, programs and resources to help prepare you and your child, and other essentials. We look forward to meeting you and your child as you prepare for school!

The Minnesota Department of Education shares a 5-minute video giving an overview of the comprehensive screening. 

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Rochester Public Schools provides a FREE comprehensive developmental screening for any child 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment. 

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The State of Minnesota requires all children to complete a developmental screening before entering public kindergarten programs. 

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At your child’s screening we’ll help connect you with resources in Rochester to help your child prepare for school! 

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This screening is not a kindergarten readiness test and it’s different than a routine exam at the doctor.

Child hearing screening
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The screening staff will check your child’s:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Developmental Skills
  • Immunization Status
  • Growth

Schedule Your Child's Screening Today!

To schedule your child's screening, call our office at (507) 328-4004. Click the link below to begin filling out the paperwork in preparation for your visit. 

Early Childhood Screening Packet

Contact Us

Northrop Education Center
201 8th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Jasmine Carreon
Early Childhood Screening 
(507) 328-4004 | Email

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may have questions, so we've compiled some of our most common questions and answers.


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