Developmental and Behavioral Screening Guide for Early Care and Education Providers

Produced by Center for Prevention & Early Intervention at WestEd

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Description

If developmental concerns are caught early on, early care and education providers can help ensure young children receive the support and services they need.

This guide is designed to increase awareness of and access to screening, services and supports, and referral resources that are available for California’s young children and their families.

The first section contains an overview and discussion of the provider’s role in screening and monitoring within the context of early care and education settings, including:

  • The differences between screening and monitoring
  • When and why to screen
  • How to engage and support families in the process

The second section features a comprehensive list of developmental and behavioral screening resources that are available online.