Early Childhood Screening Appointments

Hopkins Early Childhood is now offering Virtual Early Childhood Screening on a limited basis. Online Scheduling is now available on a limited basis.

About scheduling your virtual (online) appointment for Fall 2020: Limited online scheduling appointment times have been added for fall. 

Most screening appointments are generally available September-May, during school hours (9:00 a.m-1:30 p.m). There are a limited number of late afternoon and Saturday morning appointments, which fill quickly. Please be aware that appointment times fill very quickly. You can expect to find appointment times 4 to 6 weeks (or more) from today.

Download the required forms here
Please complete the activities on the "Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)" before your scheduled appointment time. We will talk about these activities while we meet. Choose the ASQ-3 Form that best matches the age your child will be on the date of the screening appointment.

If you need forms mailed to you, please call 952-988-5017.

How does Virtual Screening Work?
For Virtual (online) Screenings, you will make a screening appointment and then download and complete the forms (look for the blue button for forms). Send the completed forms to Sonya Everhart via the contact information above. Your screening nurse will be meeting with you online using Google Meet and will email you a link just before or at the time of your appointment.

Why does my child need early childhood screening?
The state of Minnesota requires that an Early Childhood Screening be done for every child prior to entering kindergarten. Screening is strongly recommended between 3 and 4 years old, however screenings can be done from age 3-5. Watch the Minnesota Department of Education's video about early childhood screening:

Watch the MDE screening video

Call 952-988-5017 to schedule an appointment, or schedule online appointments.

What if concerns arise at the screening?
Options include re-screening an area, referral to your health care provider and/or the school district, or referral to preschool or ECFE classes. Resources are also available to help you work with your child at home.

For more information, click on one of the brochures in our 'Resources' area above. See below for additional information.

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Schedule Online: Early Childhood Screening appointments

Schedule your child's appointment here.

Early Childhood Screening Forms to Complete

There are several forms for you to review for you screening appointment. Find them here.