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Screening is recommended at 3 years old and is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. If your child has not yet been screened and is between the ages of 3 and 5, please visit our website for further information or to schedule an appointment:


Early Childhood screening is required by the State of Minnesota for any child entering kindergarten in a public school and is provided free of charge.

winter clothing drive

To help keep children warm this winter, SoWashCo Community Education is partnering with SoWashCo CARES Education Foundation to help match students in need with new, winter coats, snow pants, boots and waterproof gloves.

Give Help

Volunteers are needed to help staff the winter clothing "shopping" events. 

  • 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Nov. 8 and 15
  • 12-3 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18
  • Located at Basic Needs Offices, 445 Broadway Ave. in St Paul Park

Volunteer Sign-Up

Early Learning News

Register for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) parent/child classes Nov. 27-Dec. 8!

  • Winter/Spring Semester classes take place Feb. 5-May 30, 2024.
  • Lottery placement for classes will be conducted on Monday, Dec. 11.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your class registration.