Child Development

Children learn, grow, and develop throughout their lives starting at birth. In addition to physical growth, a child's development can be followed by how they play (motor skills) , learn (intellectual), speak (language skills) and behave (social-emotional skills).

Developmental Milestones and Delays

Skills such as smiling for the first time, babbling, taking a first step are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones exist for each area of development and they usually occur around the same time for most children. A developmental delay is when a child does not reach these milestones within a reasonable time compared to the norm (most other children).

If your child is not developing properly, there are things you can do that may help. Most of the time, a developmental problem is not something your child will "grow out of" on his or her own. But with help, your child could reach his or her full potential!

Developmental Screening

Child care professionals use developmental screening to tell if children are reaching their developmental milestones within a reasonable time range. The goal of the screen is to identify your child's strengths and areas of needs and to understand if your child needs to see a specialist.

Why Screen
  • Early Identification + Early Intervention = Prevention
  • Children that are not screened for developmental delays have a difficult time learning when they start school.
  • In the United States, 17% of children have a developmental or behavioral disability. In addition many children have delays in language and/or other areas.
  • Less than 50% of children with problems are identified before school. If a child were to be identified early, they could receive help for these problems sooner and they may enter school more ready to learn.
Benefits of Screening
  • Create an awareness for developmental norms and milestones.
  • Develop an understanding of your child's strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn and understand specific actions (activities, environmental changes) to aid development in areas that need work.
  • Provides Early Identification in the event that there are development delays. Early Identification is the first and crucial step towards Early Intervention and towards ensuring that your child reaches his or her full potential.
  • Personal phone consultation with one of our certified child care professionals providing information, resources, specific actions and next steps.

CDC - Developmental Screening

Developmental Consultation, Screening and Monitoring

Our low cost developmental consultation, screening and monitoring service offers all of the above benefits to families anywhere around the globe. 

The service is recommended for all children between the ages of 0 - 5 1/2 years. It is particularly important that children between the ages of 6 - 36 months are screened at regular intervals to ensure that developmental delays are caught at their earliest. 

For screening purposes we use the Ages and Stages Developmental screening tool. This is one of the primary tools recommended and used by government health agencies including the CDC. 
  • To get started, pay using the following link
  • Once we have received your payment, we will send you a confirmation email along with a link to an online questionnaire.
  • Review and answer all the questions in the online questionnaire.
  • We review your responses, score, analyze and interpret the results. Once this is done, we schedule a phone consultation to review and discuss your child's development and provide specific actions and next steps. The results and recommendations are also sent to you via email.