Ages & Stages questionnaire screens and assesses the developmental performance of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills. Screening can identify your child’s strengths, uncover new milestones to celebrate, and reveal any areas where your child may need support. It helps you understand your child’s development and know what to look for next.
It is a free service. Parents can complete this link to the questionnaire to get started.
The CT Parent Advocacy Center holds several upcoming family events and training’s for parents statewide here is a link to their calendar to find out more.
The Family Connections Program offers families who are currently in Birth to Three the opportunity to connect with other families who have been through the Birth to Three system or who are currently participating. Current families can participate in any or all of these options:
– Request a short-term parent mentor who has “been there” and can help you identify resources, supports and prepare for future planning
-Join a closed Facebook group for families who are currently in or who have been in B23
-Receive a twice annual newsletter with information targeted to the needs of families receiving Early Intervention Services
Here is a great link to everything you would every want to know about Part C or B of the IDEA! https://ectacenter.org/sitemap.asp
CT Early Learning and Development Standards (CT ELDS) provide a common language about what children should know and be able to do from birth to age five. The CT ELDS highlight how children learn and development over time so that families, caregivers and other professionals can work together to better support children. For more information, “A Guide for Families” is available here.