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Child Screening & Assessment

Screening, observation and assessment are tools providers can use to better understand individual children’s development and ensure that their developmental needs are being met.

Parents must give permission annually for their child to be screened, observed and assessed.

Please click HERE for a permission slip in English. Please click HERE for a permission slip in Spanish.


Screening

Screening children receiving School Readiness (SR) services with the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a contractual requirement of all SR Providers. Providers will be notified 30 days before screenings are due.

Orientation for SR Providers and Staff on the ASQ is available here.

Materials to support ASQ screening are available to SR Providers free of charge.  To send an email request for materials, click here.

Use the links below to access ASQ forms and submit results:

English

ASQ-3 ENGLISH

ASQ:SE ENGLISH

Espanol

ASQ-3 ESPANOL

ASQ:SE ESPANOL


 

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Child observation helps providers get to know each child better so that they can adjust their programs and child care environments to facilitate each child’s learning and promote positive behavior.   Observations should be documented and shared with parents.

Behavioral Observation and Screening training is available at

https://training01-dcf.myflorida.com/studentsite/admin/login.jsf


Assessment

Assessment is a more in-depth look at a child’s development. Assessments help teachers monitor children’s progress in the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards (link to standards here  http://flbt5.floridaearlylearning.com/) and inform their classroom practice so that children get the best possible opportunity to be ready for Kindergarten.

ELCFV encourages all providers to complete child assessments at the beginning, middle and end of each year. ELCFV supports the use of the Teaching Strategies GOLD (GOLD) assessment system.  For more information on GOLD, visit their website