The Mid-Level Developmental Assessment (MLDA) provides a high quality, easily accessible developmental assessment of children 3 to 6 years who are struggling within their home and/or school environment.

What is MLDA?

A 3-part assessment for children ages 3-5 that can help you understand how your child is developing,
and will provide you with recommendations to help support your child’s healthy development.

Where do we go for an MLDA?

The Village for Families and Children in Hartford CT

What happens as part of an MLDA?

There are a total of 3 appointments that make up an MLDA. All must be completed within 30 days.

Appointment #1 lasts about 1.5-2 hrs and the focus is on conducting a family interview.
Please bring child’s insurance card to this first appointment.

Appointment #2 lasts about 2 hours and the focus is on administering developmental test
measures to the child and asking follow up questions to parents.

Appointment #3 lasts about an hour and the focus is on providing feedback to the family about results.

The MLDA enables appropriate services to be provided in a timely fashion, before problems escalate, to address a family’s concerns and bring the child back to a normal developmental trajectory.

Access Services

MLDA is available to children ages 3 to 6 years residing in the Greater Hartford region. Clients can request the assessment directly or be referred by school/day care or medical care providers.

The family must commit to attending the comprehensive assessment appointment, developmental assessment appointment, and feedback session. Families will also be asked to provide authorizations to release and obtain information from pediatric providers, schools providers, and Birth to Three (if applicable).

To schedule an MLDA appointment, call 211 Child Development at 1-800-505-7000.


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