Early Childhood Developmental Screening and Follow-Up


To identify, and get help for, children at-risk for poor developmental or mental health outcomes as early as possible.

What we do

  • Increase the number of young children (birth to age 8) receiving standardized, comprehensive, developmental and behavioral screenings (child wellness screen) in community-based settings consistent with current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics .
  • Follow-up with the families, physicians and child care providers of young children with results that were out of the normal range. (Follow-up may include training and technical assistance support and is provided in community-based settings, when possible.)
  • Consult with child care providers and health practices that see a high number of children with risk factors for poor developmental or mental health outcomes.

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