Early Childhood Screening

CONTACT US

Deidi Keating
Early Childhood Screener
651-403-8363
deidi.keating@isd197.org

Debbie Lee
School Nurse
651-403-8390
debra.lee@isd197.org

Aleshia Leivermann
Early Learning Program Manager
651-403-8353
aleshia.leivermann@isd197.org

Laurie Hume
Assistant Director of Early Learning and Special Education
651-403-8350
laurie.hume@isd197.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENING 

District 197 Early Childhood Screening is open for in-person appointments.  We are currently scheduling appointments via phone, 651-403-8363 or at deidi.keating@isd197.org Office hours and appointments are Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-3 during the school year and some limited summer hours.

Preschoolers between the ages of 3 and 4 years old who live in School District 197 need to participate in a screening before entering Kindergarten.
During the screening, a child development professional checks your child's vision, hearing, and speech as well as cognitive, social/emotional and muscle development. Immunization records and general health and nutrition practices are also reviewed. Screening helps ensure that children are ready for school success and allows parents to request information on the District’s Early Learning Program, parenting resources, kindergarten enrollment and other community services.