Early Childhood Screenings

The early childhood years from birth to the start of kindergarten are an important time of rapid learning and growth.

Screening is a brief, simple testing used to identify potential health or developmental problems in infants and young children who may need a health assessment, diagnostic assessment or educational evaluation. Screening in early childhood supports children's readiness for kindergarten and promotes health and development. Screening includes vision, hearing, dental as well as language and communication development.

But, the screening is just that—a screening, not a diagnosis. If potential problems are detected in any of the screened-for areas, the child then has the opportunity to receive specialized help before entering kindergarten.


Below are several frequently asked questions from parents regarding screenings.

Why is screening important in early years?

Why is developmental screening important to do in a child care setting?

What is developmental screening and why is it important?

What is the difference between a screening and an assessment?



If you have additional questions, please contact our Administrative Office.  Welcome to the Grace Academy CDC family!