The Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) provide a fun, interactive way to understand the many changes a baby or young child goes through.
At what age should a child sit up? Hold onto a toy? Say her first words? Parents naturally have questions about how their child is learning, behaving or developing.
One way you, as a parent, can have some of your questions answered, as well as to keep track of how your child is developing, is to enroll in Connecticut’s Ages and Stages Child Monitoring Program, a FREE service provided by Help Me Grow and the Office of Early Childhood at 211 Child Development.
Just by answering a few questions, you can keep track of your child’s development from 2 months to 5 years– the most important time to get your child ready to succeed in school and in life. ASQ questionnaires are sent out at the following intervals: 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 60 months of age. You can sign up to start receiving questionnaires at any time during the first five years of your child’s life.
Healthy social and emotional development is also important for your child’s success in school and life! Now you can track your child’s social and emotional development during their first five years by using the Ages and Stages Social Emotional questionnaires (ASQ:SE-2).
After you return each questionnaire, we’ll contact you with information about your child’s development, along with fun learning activities to do with your child. Connections to community services and other resources may also be provided, if any concerns are identified.
To view a sample questionnaire:
Families can access these developmental screenings through:
Sparkler is now available to all Connecticut families with children 0-5 years old thanks to the CT Office of Early Childhood. Sparkler’s mobile app is FREE for Connecticut families to use in English or Spanish on a smartphone or tablet. If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, download Sparkler from the Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone or iPad, download Sparkler from the Apple App Store. Use the access code CT to sign up and link to local resources. Sparkler allows families to:
- Know: Understand your child’s development with the mobile Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ)
- Play: Spark learning with fun, off-screen activities to play together and tips for parents
- Grow: Follow your child’s progress in your Sparkler scrapbook
- Connect: Get tips and answers from care coordinators at 211 Child Development
To see the simple steps for registering with Sparkler, watch this quick video. For more detailed instructions for creating an account and registering, see the handouts below.
Hear from a parent how Sparkler and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire supported her and her child:
If you would like to enroll in the Ages & Stages Child Monitoring Program and link directly to the ASQ On-line system, click below:
To enroll in the ASQ:SE-2 On-line system, click below:
Once you complete the questionnaire, Help Me Grow staff at 211 CD will contact you about the results.
To sign up to receive ASQ-3 questionnaires through the mail, fill out and submit the Ages and Stages Child Monitoring Program Enrollment Form. If you would like to notify your child’s primary health physician of ASQ monitoring results please print, sign, and mail/fax the paper enrollment form to Child Development Infoline.
United Way of Connecticut
Child Development Infoline
55 Capital Boulevard
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Fax to: 860-571-6853
If you have any questions, please call 211 Child Development at 1-800-505-7000.
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