Early Childhood Screening

Screen at 3! From the ages of 3-5 your child is eligible for a FREE and FUN comprehensive developmental screening through Rochester Public Schools. This screening gives you an early look at your child’s hearing, vision and development which helps us paint a picture of your child’s skills in thinking, language, motor control as well as social/emotional development. In addition, screening staff will connect you with resources to help prepare your child for success in school. The best time to schedule your child’s screening is any time after their 3rd birthday. 

Please note that Early Childhood Developmental Screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development. Early Childhood Developmental Screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam.

The Minnesota Department of Education shares a 5-minute video giving an overview of the comprehensive screening. 

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Rochester Public Schools provides a FREE comprehensive developmental screening for any child 3 years old to kindergarten enrollment. 

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The State of Minnesota requires all children to complete a developmental screening before entering public kindergarten programs. 

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At your child’s screening we’ll help connect you with resources in Rochester to help your child prepare for school! 

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This screening is not a kindergarten readiness test and it’s different than a routine exam at the doctor.

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The screening staff will check your child’s:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Developmental Skills
  • Immunization Status
  • Growth

Schedule Your Child's Screening Today!

To schedule your child's screening, call our office at (507) 328-4004. Click the link below to begin filling out the paperwork in preparation for your visit. 

Early Childhood Screening Packet

Contact Us

Northrop Education Center
201 8th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Beth Curtin
Early Childhood Screening 
(507) 328-4004 | Email

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may have questions, so we've compiled some of our most common questions and answers.


Enroll Now

Register your child or children for school as soon as possible to help them join our community. To be sure that you are receiving information from the district, complete the online enrollment form.