Toddler Town Daycare is now using Ages & Stages Questionnaires
Toddler Town Daycare uses the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional screenings. Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) is a screening process used for children from one month to 5 ½ years of age. ASQ uses parents/guardians knowledge about their children to find strengths and/or possible concerns that might help or hinder their learning at our educational preschools. This lets us tailor our teaching practices to each child's needs.
The screening process happens in a few easy steps.
First, the parent/guardian will fill out the questionnaire for the specific age of their child. This can either be done online through an invitation through the daycare center or through a hard copy screening form.
Next, the teacher and the parent/guardian will compare the scores in each area to the cutoff points on the scoring sheet. Lastly, the teacher will review the results and suggest follow-up resources or further assessment, if necessary.
Toddler Town will start this screening within 3 months of the child’s enrollment at the center. The screening will also take place frequently throughout the child’s education at Toddler Town. Teachers will then have a conference with the parent/guardian about the results. This ensures that our parent/teacher conferences are more than simply, “Your child is a joy to have in class.” You can rest assured knowing that your child’s social, emotional, mental, and physical development is being monitored to ensure they do not fall behind.
If you have any questions about ASQ or how it works, please do not hesitate to ask one of our staff members or the director. Please feel free to view more information about the ASQ Screening Instrument at http://agesandstages.com/