The Early Childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth. Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is doing at age 3 1/2 or 4. It identifies, at an early age, possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before starting school.

Minnesota State Law requires every child to complete a developmental screening BEFORE entering Kindergarten.

Early Childhood Screening is offered twice a year October (Fall) & then again in January (Winter).

Fall October 17/18, 2023 – – Winter January 25/26, 2024

Screening is held at the Madelia Elementary School, 121 East Main St., in Rooms 108 & 109 & is FREE of charge.

Appointment letters are sent to parents of children in this age group with an appointment time.

*Children are only required to attend this screening ONCE before kindergarten entrance.

*Students that have already had similar screening through Head Start or Child & Teen Checkups may not need to participate.

If your child is in this age range and has not completed Early Childhood Screening, please call

Madelia Elementary School at (507) 642-3234 Ext 2109. Ask for Traci Henry or email at:

Areas Screened include:

  • Vision/Hearing
  • Dental Check
  • Growth & Health Review
  • Immunization Status
  • Skills in thinking, communication and language
  • Large/Small muscles
  • Social/emotional development

Information for parents is also available to connect you and your child to early childhood programs and other community resources.

A video about Early Childhood Screening is available at: