IS MY CHILD ON TRACK?
Though each child is an individual, using developmental milestones as a guide can provide valuable information about how your child is developing.
Sparkler’s mobile app enables young families to fuel child and brain development. The app empowers parents and caregivers as first teachers and helps systems serve families better, together.
Sparkler helps families know how their children are developing — through observation of age-based play activities and through the leading child development screen.
After each play activity, parents make in-app observations. Those observations help establish patterns in the child’s play, and are the foundation of coaching from early childhood experts.
Sparkler is proud to offer the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®), which assess wellness in five developmental areas — communication, fine motor, gross motor, personal-social, and problem solving.
There are 21 different Ages & Stages Questionnaires for children from birth through age 5. Parents spend about 15 minutes answering the ASQ’s 30 questions. The ASQ is designed to be taken by parents; it is written in language that they understand.
As soon as a parent completes and submits the ASQ, the partner receives the results and a PDF report — which they can print and share with the family.
The journey of your child’s early years includes many developmental
milestones for how he or she plays, learns, speaks, and acts.
Not reaching these milestones, or reaching them much later than
other children, could be a sign of a developmental delay.
You know your child best. If you are concerned about your child’s
development, talk to the doctor. If you or the doctor is still concerned, call the Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000 for help!
Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference!
To view specific milestones for your child's age, visit here.
Questions or Concerns?
Do you have questions or concerns about your child’s health, development or behavior? If so, call Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000 for help!
Child Development Infoline (CDI) is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8am-6pm, except on holidays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity. They are available by phone to help with questions or concerns about general child development, challenging behaviors, disability and health related issues and more. By calling the toll free Child Development Infoline, families, child care, health care and social service providers have access to many of Connecticut’s programs and services for children and their families.
Early Childhood Screenings
Colchester Public Schools wants to meet ALL three and four year old children living in Colchester!
Child development is variable and many parents have questions about their 3 or 4 year old child’s growth. Colchester Public Schools welcomes you to bring your child in for a developmental screening. A team of specially trained staff members will conduct the early childhood screening sessions in the Colchester Early Childhood Program classroom located in the Colchester Elementary School. The purpose of this screening is to conduct a brief assessment in areas that are vital to the learning process, such as language, gross and fine motor, following directions, and social skills.
While the children are engaged in fun activities, parents will complete a
developmental questionnaire about their child and have an opportunity to
ask any questions they may have regarding their child’s development. All
parents will receive feedback regarding their child’s screening.
Screening sessions last approximately 45 minutes. They are scheduled for
every other Tuesday, beginning September 17th, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00
noon, alternating 3-and 4-year-olds each week.
AN APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.
Parents whose children will be turning three years old or four years old
should email PKscreenings@colchesterct.org to schedule an appointment.
(This is not a kindergarten readiness screening. Kindergarten eligibility is
based on the age criteria of age 5 by January 1st and parental decision.)