Ages and Stages
“Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to gauge developmental progress and determine meaningful next steps—at a time when action can have its greatest impact: during a child’s first years of life.” More information can be found on http://agesandstages.com/
Hampton Lane Child Development Center utilizes the Ages and Stages program. This assessment process is required by the Maryland State Department of Education and The Ages and Stages Program is highly recommended by MSDE. The screening process is made up of approximately 30 age appropriate questions and observations about your child’s development. It concentrates on five areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social skills. Each question will be answered with a “yes,” “sometimes,” or “not yet”. The results are only shared with each child’s parents, and is intended to be a helpful tool to understanding your child’s growth and developmental progress. During your child’s first conference, we will discuss the Developmental Screening results.