A “developmental screening” is a brief check that provides a snapshot of a child’s communication, motor, cognitive, self-help and social-emotional skills. A developmental screening can be completed by a doctor, a child care provider or other trained professional. A screening can determine whether a child’s development is appropriate for his or her age. If a child’s development is on track, a developmental screening can help identify a child’s areas of strength. The child’s doctor or child care provider can help find ways to continue to support the child’s development.

The Collaboration provides support and training to doctors and child care professionals to conduct developmental screenings of all children in their care. We provide training and technical assistance to conduct the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, including the Social-Emotional Questionnaire, at least twice a year.

This coming year the Collaboration is excited to increase the number of providers participating in our ASQ Online Developmental Screening Project. We welcome Cathy’s Day Care Home, Oak Park Friends School and the St. Catherine – St. Lucy School preschool program to the list of participating programs and medical practices. There are currently a total of 10 Family Child Care programs, 17 center-based programs, 1 community program and 3 medical practices participating in the ASQ Online Developmental Screening Project this year.

If you are a doctor or child care professional who would like to learn more about participating in the Collaboration’s developmental screening project, please contact Shannon Ellison at (708) 613-6122 or sellison@collab4kids.org.

Parents can find additional information in our online resource: Is My Child’s Development on Track?

Here is the full list of participants:

Family Child Care Providers

The Busy Bee Learning Academy
Cathy’s Day Care Home
Cristy’s Home Daycare
The Early Learning Development Center
Honeybee Child Care
Parent’s Helper Home Daycare
Prairie Home Kids
Quetzali Child Care

Center-Based Programs

ABC Toon Town, Inc.
Concordia University Early Childhood Education Center
First Baptist Preschool & Kindergarten
First United Church Nursery School

Future Leaders Learning Center
Glasser Preschool at Oak Park Temple
Goedert Center for Early Childhood Education
Little Beginnings Daycare and Preschool

Oak Leaf Academy
Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery
Oak Park Building Blocks
Oak Park Friends School
Park District of Oak Park Preschool
Pilgrim Community Nursery School
River Forest Community Center Early Childhood Learning Center
River Forest Community Center Early Childhood Learning Center at OPRF High School
St. Catherine – St. Lucy School
St. Giles School
West Cook YMCA Preschool

Medical Practices

Elmhurst Clinic, Oak Park
Lake Street Family Physicians
Oak Park Pediatrics

Community Service Programs

Easterseals Partnering with Parents Home Visiting Program
River Forest Public Library
Wonder Works Children’s Museum


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