• Early Learning School is an all-inclusive early childhood center. They offer preschool classes for children ages two to five, parent-child classes from birth to age three, part-time childcare for ages birth to five, summer programming for birth-5, and financial assistance to those who qualify.

    Bright Start is available for children who are four years old and entering kindergarten the following year. It is a prekindergarten childcare program located in each of the seven elementary schools where space is available.

    Parenting Programs & Resources showcases classes for parents of children from birth through Grade 12. There is also a collection of articles and online resources for parenting information.

    Early Childhood Special Education is an offering through the Wayzata Public Schools for children who need special assistance.


    Birth-5 Early Childhood Screening

    Early Childhood Screening is a free, careful, and important check on how your 3- to 5-year-old child is growing and developing! Screening is structured to include fun games that screen multiple areas of a child's development including:

    • Vision, Hearing and physical growth
    • Health and Immunization History
    • Social and Emotional Development
    • Fine and gross motor ability
    • Cognitive Development
    • Speech, language, and articulation

    Do all children need early childhood screening?

    Yes, the State of Minnesota requires Early Childhood Screening for all children between the ages of three and five. The developmental screening components and instruments used in our Early Childhood Screening program are recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health for use in comprehensive screening programs for children in Minnesota and are approved by the Minnesota Department of Education for use in Early Childhood Screening programs.

    When should my child be screened?

    Screening is recommended for children between the ages of three and four. State law requires children to have completed their screening prior to entering kindergarten; however, screening is not a kindergarten entrance test! Screening tasks and developmental expectations are tailored to the age of the child so a three-year-old is only asked to perform tasks developmentally appropriate for their age. If there are any potential problems in your child's health and development, earlier identification will allow earlier intervention to benefit your child and allows more time to access services, and early learning opportunities.

    When and where are screenings done?

    Wayzata Public Schools offers early childhood screenings throughout the school year by appointment at our Wayzata Early Learning School located at 1461 County Road 101 N. in Plymouth.

    Screenings take approximately one hour. Screenings are family focused and parents will attend the screening with their child; interpreters are available. Invitations to schedule screening appointments are sent to ISD 284 families during a child's third year of age. If you have a child turning four years or older and have not received an invitation, please contact the screening office at 763.745.5290 to be added to the school district census and to schedule your child's screening appointment.

    Call 763-745-5290 today to schedule your child's screening appointment!

    Developmental Milestones, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • WPSCELogo Community Education
    is a program of Wayzata Public Schools