Developmental Promotion, Screening, Referral, and Services
The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (NCECQA) hosted a series of webinars on increasing access to developmental screenings. The early childhood community can create a stronger system to increase screening access at multiple points -- in child care settings, within home visiting situations, with health providers, in Head Start or Early Head Start programs, or as part of early intervention services.
The following webinars focus on ways that early childhood systems can increase screenings and state stories of a systematic approach.
This webinar highlights several ways in which EC systems can be leveraged to increase screenings in your state, territory, or Tribe.
This webinar highlights states with a systemic approach connecting children and families to developmental promotion materials and screenings at multiple access points.
This webinar features examples of successful partnerships between the home visiting and early childhood fields, including first steps in launching these collaborative efforts.
The following resources provide more information about developmental screenings.
This communication toolkit includes social sharables, posters, and graphics to facilitate communicating with partners and legislators. You are encouraged to download, share, and post in your networks.
This resource shares how to identify screening tools that meet quality parameters and areas in which information on reliability and validity is lacking.
This Head Start web page provides definitions, strategies, and examples for screening as well as keeping track of children's development.
This Head Start web page shares strategies for screening dual language learners, including identifying staff to screen and other special considerations.
This module shares about infant/toddler screening and assessment, how programs can involve families, and what to do when development is not going as expected.
This toolkit includes social media materials, posters, and graphics for communicating about the importance of early childhood with partners and legislators.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get the services and support they need.