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Early Childhood Screening set March 5 in Pine River

Posted: February 26, 2013 - 5:43pm

Early Childhood Screening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, at the Pine River-Backus Early Childhood Center.  

Call 218-587-8323 for more information.

In Minnesota, all children are required to complete Early Childhood Screening (ECS) before they enter kindergarten. This screening should be done by the time your child turns 4. 

Screening is a free check of your child’s dental health, vision, hearing, height, weight and development, as well as a review of his or her immunization records. 

There is also an opportunity for your child to receive a physical. Children are screened by licensed teachers from the Pine River-Backus Schools. Screening helps identify children who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school. 

If your child is eligible to receive ECS and is on the Pine River-Backus preschool census, you will receive an appointment letter a week before the date of screening. 

If you feel your child has been missed or would like more information about ECS, call 587-8323.

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