Early Childhood Screening

About Screening

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid growth and learning. Screening is recommended for all children when they reach age three and it is a state requirement for kindergarten entrance. 

Screening Appointments

Last approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hour.

Check your child’s height, weight, hearing, vision and immunization record, coordination, large and small motor skills, speech, learning development, and social and emotional skills.

Involve playful activities that make it an enjoyable experience for your child, while providing valuable information to the screener. Results are immediately shared with the parent or guardian by a Becker Early Childhood Educator.

Are not a test. The purpose of the screening is to affirm a child’s development and identify any early needs for educational assistance.

Scheduling a Screening

If your child is from 3-5 years old and has not been screened please contact Laura to schedule an appointment:

763-261-4050 ext1110 or lgarding@isd726.org

It is important that a parent or guardian attend the appointment with the child.

All Early Childhood Screenings are free in Minnesota

Screenings are located in the Early Childhood Center in the Becker Primary School, enter door 10.

Questions and Contact Information

Sue Hiltner, Early Childhood Coordinator

763-261-4050 ext 1520


Please call if you are new to the district.