Roseville Public Schools Early Childhood Screening
Early childhood screening is a quick, simple check of how your child is growing, developing and learning during the important years before starting school.  At your child’s screening, a trained professional will check:

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Height and weight
  • Immunization (shots) status
  • Large and small muscles
  • linking, language and communication skills
  • Social and emotional development

Some school districts may offer additional screening, including dental and nutrition reviews. Public Schools Require Screening For your child to start kindergarten in any Minnesota public school, you will need to provide his or her Early Childhood Screening Summary Form, as well as a record of immunizations. !e information from your child’s Early Childhood Screening is important for future school success.

To schedule a screening, call your local school district. School districts provide screening at no charge. (A health and developmental screening from Head Start, the Child and Teen Checkups program or your health care provider may also meet the requirements.) Earlier is Better Screening between the ages of 3 and 4 is recommended to detect possible health or learning issues, so that children can get help before they start kindergarten. It is important not to wait too long. Early childhood developmental screening helps a school district identify children who may benefit from district and community resources available to help in their development.

Early childhood developmental screening includes a vision screening that helps detect potential eye problems but is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam. How To Schedule An Early Childhood Screening If your child is 3–4 years old, contact your local school district, go online to find the nearest screening location (choose Early Childhood Screening from the dropdown menu at or call: 651-582-8412

Roseville Area Schools Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)
Visit the website to learn more about what Roseville schools has to offer for families, including:

  • Parenting Classes
  • ECFE Classes
  • Family Drop in and Play
  • Free Parent Focus Classes
  • One-on-One visits
  • Toy lending library
  • Accessing Interpreters, Translators, Cultural Liaisons

 Roseville Library
The Roseville Library is just down the road from us!  Visit their website or drop by to explore getting your library card today!  They also offer events and story times for children!

 City of Roseville
Check out the City of Roseville’s website for a number of resources they offer to residents on schools, parks, and much more!

 Minnesota Dept of Human Services, Rule 3 Child Care Licensing
General overview of the primary child care center licensing requirements

 NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children
Together with our members, community partners, and network of Affiliates across the country, we proudly ensure that the early childhood profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as performing a vital role in society. Alongside you, NAEYC is the national voice of the early childhood community.  Explore the work we do with you every day!

MnAEYC, Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children
MnAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of early childhood (birth to age 8) care and education professionals in Minnesota.

CARLA: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, University of Minnesota
CARLA is one of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation’s capacity to teach and learn foreign languages.

 MAIN, Minnesota Advocates for Immersion Network
MAIN is a non-profit membership organization of Minnesota immersion educators and programs that was established to create opportunities for professional development for immersion practitioners; bring immersion administrators and teachers together; support discussion and collaborative problem-solving of issues and challenges that are unique to immersion programming; and serve as advocates and as an information resource for immersion education at the district and state levels.

Minnesota Child Care Association
The Minnesota Child Care Association (MCCA) provides statewide representation for child care centers on issues affecting the industry and gives them a professional organization for accessing the regulatory agencies. MCCA is committed to being a forceful advocate in conveying child care center concerns to the regulatory decision makers at the state and national levels.

Eliminate Environmental Hazards in your Home
There can be things inside your home that can harm your child. There can also be hazards found in the dust and dirt in or around your home and yard.  Follow this link for learn about examples of hazards found where children live and what you can do about them.  The site,, provides useful links to a variety of additional safety issues that parents can consider in their homes!


Mahtomedi Early Childhood

Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

ECFE offers classes for parents and their children ages birth to age 5 years old (before Kindergarten). The Mahtomedi ECFE program recognizes families provide a child’s first and most important learning environment and parents are a child’s first and most significant teacher. ECFE builds on family strengths and supports parents in their efforts to raise their young children, birth to kindergarten enrollment

Mahtomedi Area Preschool (MAP)

Mahtomedi’s Four-Star Parent Aware rated preschool provides a safe learning environment building on what children have learned from their parents as their first teachers. MAP takes 3-5 year olds through daily activities that strengthen social emotional, physical and cognitive development. The curriculum features exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is required by the State of Minnesota for all children prior to entering Kindergarten. Mahtomedi School District provides this screening at no charge. Please click on link below to register. Appointments are between 8:30-11:45 AM.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

Special education services are provided free of charge to children birth to age 5. Call 651-407-2446 for more information


Wildwood Library


At Storytime throughout the county, librarians are promoting the five early literacy practices. Attend Storytime’s at Valley Library for ideas on how you can help your child get ready to read.

  • Baby Storytime
    For children up to 24 months and their caregivers. Enjoy rhymes, songs, toys, and books.
  • Family Storytime
    for children of all ages and their families

See this month’s Storytime on our events calendar. 

City of Mahtomedi

Check out the City of Mahtomedi’s website for a number of resources they offer to residents on schools, parks, and much more!


Consider these elementary schools that offer Spanish immersion in our area for your child starting kindergarten:

Lake Elmo Elementary School


Little Canada Elementary School


Woodcrest Elementary School


Adams Spanish Immersion