Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening (ECS) is a program that helps you see how your child is developing before they enter Kindergarten.  ECS also helps find potential health and developmental concerns that may cause barriers to your child’s learning.  ECS connects you and your child to programs and resource to support healthy growth and development.  ECS is required by Minnesota law for all children before entering Kindergarten.

Is there a fee?  ECS is FREE to all children ages 3, 4, and 5-year olds.

Why screen at 3?

  • To see how your child is growing and developing
  • More time to provide support if there are concerns
  • Connect you and your child to early education programs and resources
  • Get it all done and out of the way before Kindergarten

What is the process?

Call our office at 651-345-7170 to make an appointment for your child.  Or if you prefer, email our office at ajackson@lake-city.k12.mn.us

Complete the forms needed for the screening.

  • Forms may be mailed to you or downloaded here.
  • Bring the completed forms to your child’s appointment or email the completed forms to ajackson@lake-city.k12.mn.us

On the day of the appointment:
  • Bring your child
  • Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and immunization record
  • Plan for at least an hour for the screening
  • You may accompany your child throughout the screening
  • Your child will be screened in each of the areas below:

 height   weight  


  vision  hearing  


 development   social  speech

  • All results and your child’s health history and immunization will be reviewed at the end of the screening.


Contact Info
Superintendent's Office
(651) 345-2198
300 South Garden Street
Lake City, MN 55041

Lincoln High School
(651) 345-4553

Fax: (651) 345-5894
300 South Garden Street
Lake City, MN 55041

Lincoln Attendance
(651) 345-4472

Bluff View Elementary 
(651) 345-4551
Fax: (651) 345-2781
1156 West Lakewood Ave.
Lake City, MN 55041

Bluff View Attendance 
(651) 345-4528

Activities Director
(651) 345-2850
300 South Garden Street

Community Education 
(651) 345-7170
1156 West Lakewood Ave.