Developmental Promotion, Screening, Referral, and Services

Last Reviewed Date
June 22, 2023

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. 

Developmental Promotion, Early Detection, Referral, and Linkage to Services

This webinar highlights several ways in which EC systems can be leveraged to increase screenings in your state, territory, or Tribe.

Perspectives from the Field: State Stories of Developmental Screening Initiatives

This webinar highlights states with a systemic approach connecting children and families to developmental promotion materials and screenings at multiple access points.

Home Visiting and Early Care & Education: Opportunities for Collaboration

This webinar features examples of successful partnerships between the home visiting and early childhood fields, including first steps in launching these collaborative efforts.

A Compendium of Screening Measures for Young Children

This resource shares how to identify screening tools that meet quality parameters and areas in which information on reliability and validity is lacking.

Developmental Screening for Children Ages Birth to 5

This Head Start web page provides definitions, strategies, and examples for screening as well as keeping track of children's development.

Developmental Screening of Children Who Are DLL

This Head Start web page shares strategies for screening dual language learners, including identifying staff to screen and other special considerations.

Infant/Toddler Development, Screening, and Assessment

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. 

Early Childhood Campaign Toolkit

This toolkit includes social media materials, posters, and graphics for communicating about the importance of early childhood with partners and legislators.

Learn the Signs. Act Early! 

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.