Rushford - Peterson Public School District
Early Childhood Screening
1000 Pine Meadows Ln, Rushford, MN, 55971-2602
Distance: 418 Miles
Early Childhood Screening is for children between the ages of three and the start of kindergarten. However, it is best to screen between the ages of three and four. It checks to see how a child is growing and developing. The screening is used to find health or learning concerns that the child needs help with before starting school. Screening may link families to free early learning opportunities and resources such as Head Start, Early Childhood Family Education, prekindergarten programs, Early Learning Scholarships or home visiting programs.
Screening is required before entering Minnesota's public school district or within 30 days of enrollment into kindergarten.
Trained professionals will check your child's:
* Height and weight
* Immunizations (shots) status
* Large and small muscles
* Thinking, language and communication skills
* Social and emotional development
- Free / no cost to everyone
All Minnesota children between ages three and the start of kindergarten. (If there are developmental concerns for a child between the ages of birth to three years, the local school district may screen through the Early Childhood Special Education department.)
Contact your local school district. An Early Childhood Screening finder with school district information is available online: http://w20.education.state.mn.us/ELSSearch/search.do
Services are free.
Serves Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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HH-8000.1500Early Identification Programs Definition
Programs that develop and implement organized plans for locating and identifying children who may be experiencing developmental delays or be in need of special education, and connect them with programs that provide evaluation and assessment services and/or school systems that offer the educational assistance they need.
LF-7000.1730Developmental Screening Definition
Programs that offer a procedure that is designed to identify children who should receive more intensive assessment or diagnosis for potential developmental delays. Screening tools can be specific to a disorder (e.g., autism), an area (e.g., cognitive development, language, or gross motor skills), or they may be general, encompassing multiple areas of concern; and rely heavily on parent observation. They do not provide conclusive evidence of developmental delays and do not result in diagnoses. A positive screening result should be followed by a thorough assessment. The goal of developmental screening is to allow for earlier detection of delays in order to improve child health and well-being for identified children.
YK-6500.6300Parents of Preschool Aged Children Definition
Parents, one or more of whose children is age three to five.