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Early Childhood Screening

early childhood screening

Development isn’t just physical. Your child’s brain develops A LOT in the early years. If you have any questions about how your baby or toddler is learning, acting or growing, there is no harm in getting a fun and free Early Childhood Screening. In fact, acting early can make a BIG difference for your child’s future!

To schedule a screening, just make a referral or come to a screening clinic (see below).

What is an Early Childhood Screening?

An Early Childhood Screening will give you a snapshot of your child’s developmental health and is appropriate for any child up to age three.

Screenings are usually fun for children because they happen through play! As we play, our experts will observe how your child interacts with people, toys and the surroundings. We will also ask you about what your child can typically do in everyday life (washing, eating, dressing, sleeping etc.).

If the screening raises any questions or concerns about an area of your child’s development, we’ll talk with you about the results and your options. The good news is, the earlier a challenge is identified, the quicker we can help your child receive targeted support. Even better, Early Intervention is also free!

Screening Clinics

The Child Development Center partners with your local school district to offer free screening clinics—sometimes called Child Finds—at least once a year. The clinics are usually advertised locally. If you need details on when and where the next screening clinic will happen near you contact our Evaluation & Diagnostic Services team. In addition, we can schedule screening clinics at childcare and early learning centers upon request.


For more information, contact our Evaluation & Diagnostic Services team or call us at 1-800-914-4779.

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