Early Childhood Screening
Important COVID-19 Information
Copy of your child's birth certificate
Immunization Records (you can do this by doing one of the following):
Request this from your doctor
Print from your MyChart account if you have one
Print and fill out Immunization Form or bring in an immunization summary from your doctor.
About Early Childhood Screening
My appointment was canceled due to COVID-19, now what?
Due to COVID-19, the Early Childhood Programs were instructed by the MN Department of Education (MDE) to discontinue Early Childhood Screening. We are taking appointments for August and are hopeful that we will be able to continue with these appointments. We are able to provide in-person screening as long as the school district is in either the In-Person Learning Model or Hybrid Learning Model. We will reschedule all appointments as soon as possible.
What is Early Childhood Screening?
Early Childhood Screening is a free and simple check of how your child is growing, developing and learning. It includes checking a child’s height, weight, hearing, vision, speech, language, motor and cognitive development. A nurse will discuss the results with the family and provide resources and referrals as needed.
Why complete Early Childhood Screening?
Early Childhood Screening before entrance into public school kindergarten is required by Minnesota State Law. Screening is also required for enrollment in preschool classes through Forest Lake Area Schools. Screening is not an examination to determine readiness for school. The purpose is to screen for potential problems that may interfere with a child’s ability to be successful. Early screening and intervention promote early success.
How do I find out when my child should be screened?
Screening at three years old is preferred, but a child may be screened between the ages of 3 and the start of kindergarten as required by law. You will receive a letter indicating that you should schedule an appointment. If you do not hear from us before your child turns four years old, call (651) 982-8301.
Where should I have my child screened?
Screening is held at the Forest Lakes Area Schools Education Center, located at 943 9th Ave SW, Forest Lake, MN. Please enter door #17. It is a child-friendly setting and the screening process is age appropriate and fun for children.
Low-cost immunizations are available for infants, youth and adults.
Anoka County - (763) 323-6100
Chisago County - (651) 213-5700
Washington County - (651) 430-6655
Aug 24 2:00-7:00 pm - K Students Only
Aug 25 8:30am-2:30pm
Aug 26 2:00-7:00pm
Aug 27 2:00-7:00pm
Aug 28 8:30am-2:30pm
Oct 12 2:00-7:00pm
Oct 13 2:00-7:00pm
Oct 14 8:30am-12:00pm
Nov 23 2:00-7:00pm
Nov 24 2:00-7:00pm
Dec 14 2:00-7:00pm
Dec 15 8:30am-12:00pm
Feb 15 2:00-7:00pm
Feb 16 8:30am-12:00pm
May 24 2:00-7:00pm
May 25 2:00-7:00pm
May 26 2:00-7:00pm
May 27 8:30am-12:00pm
Additional dates and time are held at the WIC clinic located at Hardwood Creek Library.