2021-2022 Early Childhood Screening
Paul Bunyan Center
3300 Gillett Drive NW


In Minnesota, all 3 to 5 year old children are required to complete an Early Childhood Screening to determine if they need additional support or services to prepare them for kindergarten.

Early Childhood Screening is a FREE and simple check of your child’s vision, hearing, height, weight, and development as well as a brief review of health history and immunizations. 

We recommend that children be screened between their 3rd and 4th birthdays.  This helps ensure that all young children are well equipped for learning and that families are aware of resources in the school and community.

The screening tools are designed to provide a snapshot of your child’s motor, thinking, speech and language skills.  This is not an IQ test, an achievement test or comprehensive medical exam.  The results are based on your child’s age at the time of the screening.

To set up an early childhood screening appointment, log onto the Bemidji Area Schools home page. Click on the “Early Childhood Screening” icon at the bottom of the webpage and fill out the Google form. (You may also: click here to sign up)
Our secretary will call you to set up an appointment.  

Screenings are held at the Paul Bunyan Center near the Bemidji Airport.