Preschool Screening - Early Childhood Developmental Screening
It's that time of year again. Minnesota law has made Early Childhood Developmental Screening (ECDS) a requirement. Lester Prairie School will provide this service for children who are 3 ½ years or older and have not been previously screened. The date for the screening is Tuesday, April 21st in the Lester Prairie Schools Media Center
The purpose of this program is to identify children who may have health or developmental problems. Early identification of health and developmental problems is helpful in preventing these problems from becoming more serious. This is a screening program and is not intended to be a substitute for health care from other providers.
The screening will take 1 to 1 1/2 hours and will consist of the following components: vision, hearing, height, weight, speech, health history, immunization review, family circumstances review and summary interview. Your participation in this program is required for school enrollment.
This is a special day for your child as it marks the first step in preparation for starting school. Help us to make this a special day for your child by only bringing the child being screened to Early Childhood Screening. Remember, this is a time for screening to identify potential problems, not time for treatment or counseling. Problems identified may be handled by referring the child to other resources.
There will be seven forms which need to be filled out in advance and brought to the screening. These forms will be sent to you after you have signed up for an appointment. To make an appointment or to have questions answered regarding ECDS, call Kathy Fiecke at 320-395-2521.