Screening for potential developmental delays in children allows for early treatment and supportive services. On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, Head Start educators and families will find a number of resources on developmental screening tools.
The following information is provided courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." campaign.
These interactive charts are a great way to show parents how and at what stages children develop in these areas: social and emotional; movement; finger and hand skills; cognitive; hearing and speech; vision; and language. Consider mentioning these useful charts in your parent newsletter or bookmarking them on the parent resource computer at your center.
You can view, download, print, and order the various tools and resources for the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" campaign designed for child care providers.