The Early Childhood Screening is a program that helps to identify health and developmental needs of young children before they enter kindergarten. The Early Childhood Screening is required by law for entrance into kindergarten in Minnesota Public Schools. The program provides information on vision, hearing, height, weight, development, speech and immunization. The screening is provided by Saint Paul Public Schools for children between the ages of 3 and 5. The program is offered by appointment at the Student Placement Center located in St. Paul, Minn. The Early Childhood Screening takes up to an hour and the guardians accompany their child throughout the screening.