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What you need to know about Early Childhood Screening

Posted: August 27, 2013 - 4:52pm

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.

The Early Childhood Screening offered by the Pequot Lakes School District is a quick and simple check of how a child is growing and developing. Between the ages of 3 and 4 is the ideal time to schedule your child to participate in the screening program. A screening by a nurse and an early childhood teacher can detect possible health or learning concerns.

The major benefit of the screening is to identify concerns early so that a child can get help before they start school. The early childhood screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.

To start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school all children will need to be screened.

The following dates are set for the 2013-14 school year Early Childhood Screenings: Sept. 6, Dec. 2, March 17 and May 12.

Call 218-562-7520 to schedule an appointment for one of the screening dates.

Early Childhood Screening is free and is done in the Early Childhood Family Center on the east end of Eagle View Elementary School in Breezy Point.

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