Early Childhood Screening

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Required Early Childhood Screening & Kindergarten Registration  
The Brainerd Public Schools system regularly offers early childhood screening clinics during the school year for all children between the ages of 3 and 5 years.  The state of Minnesota recommends this at age 3 and requires this for kindergarten entrance.  

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is learning and growing.  The screening includes a developmental assessment, vision and hearing tests, height and weight measurement and an immunization and health history review.

The purpose of this FREE screening is to identify children who may need additional time and experiences to be ready for school.  The sooner we get started, the more likely your child will begin school with the necessary skills to succeed.

Here’s what screening does for you:
-Helps you find out how your child is doing and answers parenting questions

-Connects you to early childhood programs and other community services

-Registers your child for kindergarten

Appointments are available throughout the school year.  

Three reasons to screen at age 3:

1.    Screening can assist your child to be ready for school.

2.    Any health or developmental concerns can be found earlier and help can be provided sooner.

3.    Because screening is free, it's easy and it's good for your child

To schedule a screening appointment: Call 454-5430

Watch MDE video about what Early Childhood Screening is all about! 

(Click on video link below)


Who to Contact
To make an appointment, call 218-454-5430.

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Tahnee Flowers
Early Childhood Coordinator
218-454-5438

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Gina Thesing
Early Childhood Screening Secretary 
218-454-5448

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