Early Intervention

Developmental Milestones

Children develop in certain predictable ways, referred to as developmental milestones. Milestones cover four areas of a child’s development — cognitive, communication and language, social and emotional, and motor. Learning more about these milestones will help you understand how your child learns and grows. Visit Help Me Grow for further information about developmental milestones.


Requesting a Referral

If you have concerns about your child’s development or if your child was born with a significant medical condition you can make a referral.

For children age birth up to kindergarten entry, complete the referral form and return it to:

Sara Johnson – sara.johnson@isd423.org or

Sarah Watson – sarah.watson@isd423.org

West Elementary
875 School Road SW
Hutchinson, MN 55350

or via fax at 320-587-0735.


You may also make a referral online through the MN State referral website, Help Me Grow.

If you have any further questions, you may call Sara Johnson for children birth to age three at 320-234-2619, or Sarah Watson for children ages three to five at 320-234-2712. You may also call the Hutchinson Early Childhood Special Education Department at 320-234-2654. For any correspondence or document drop off, the Early Childhood Special Education offices are located at West Elementary, 875 School Road SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350.


Further Referral and Evaluation Information

Visit our Early Childhood Special Education page for further information about the referral and evaluation process.

Hutchinson Public Schools

Hutchinson Public Schools