HLWW schedules early childhood screenings Friday, Aug. 18

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted School District has scheduled early childhood screening for 3-and-one-half- to 5-year-olds Friday, Aug. 18 at the HLWW High School  media center.

The screening will begin  at 8 a.m. at the high school, located at 8700 Co Rd 6 SW, Howard Lake.

Early childhood screening is a wonderful way for children to have possible health or learning concerns identified early, and get help before starting school. During the early childhood screening, qualified staff will check your child’s vision, hearing, growth, immunization status, and assess thinking, communication and language, large and small muscles, and social/emotional development. All of this information is important for your child’s continued learning and readiness for future school success.

After the screening, you will be given a report of your child’s learning and growth, parenting tips, and developmental information.

If your child has been previously screened through Head Start, at another location, or by your healthcare provider, this screening is not necessary.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 121A.17, subdivision 1 states that every school board must provide for a mandatory program of early childhood developmental screening for children at least once before school entrance, targeting children who are between 3-and-a-half to 5 years old. This screening is a mandatory requirement for a student who will be attending a public school, and it is free.  The children also have a fun time doing it.

If your child is age 3-and-one-half to 5 years old, and needs screening, contact District Licensed School Nurse, Jolie Holland, RN at cell/text: 763-219-2469 or email: jholland@hlww.k12.mn.us  to schedule an appointment.

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