Child Screening & Assessment

Developmental Screening Tips, Tools, and Resources

Teacher with a child in a classroom.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.

Tips for When There's a Developmental Concern

Explore these helpful tip sheets if you have any concerns about your child’s development. This resource is available in several languages.

Interactive Milestones Charts

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.

Free Materials

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.