Did you know that the highest rate of brain development occurs during the first five years of a child’s life?
Research demonstrates that the “wait and see” response to concerns about development is NOT the way to go. Early intervention is the key to long term success. But how do we know if our children are meeting the developmental milestones identified as appropriate to their age level? By answering age-specific questions via the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) —a free screening tool available through Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District -- you can see if your child’s developmental progress is on schedule.
District 200 also offers a developmental screening for Birth-to-5-year old children at Jefferson Early Childhood Center.
Here are your first steps. It takes less than 20 minutes to make sure your child is reaching his or her developmental milestones.
Here’s what to do:
If your child is between the ages of Birth - 5 and you live in Wheaton/Warrenville Illinois School District #200 please use this free online screening tool or call us at 630 682 2109.
New Important Information:
Kindergarten Aged Children (Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019).
For children who will be of kindergarten age in the fall, please contact your elementary school. Your elementary school will be able to help you with any questions you may have. We will be happy to share your child’s ASQ with your school if you still wish to complete it.
For Children below Kindergarten Age
We will review your child’s ASQ if you would like to complete it now. Should your child require an additional step in the screening process, follow-up developmental screenings will take place in the Fall. At this time, Jefferson’s appointments are full for the remainder of the school year. We will continue to to review the ASQ on children under 3 years of age and refer to Child and Family Connections if indicated.
Utilizing this process does not obligate you to follow-through with any of the options suggested.
We know what’s possible when kids get the support they need. We can give every child an equal opportunity to learn and grow— but it’s important for children to get the help they need in the critical years before they turn five.
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