Free Developmental ScreeningChildren's Services
Your child’s development is a journey.
Screening can show you the way.
Taking a first step, waving “bye-bye,” and pointing to something interesting are all developmental milestones, or things most children can do by a certain age. Children reach many milestones in how they plan, learn, speak, act, and move.
WHO: You – parents, legal tutors, and other caregivers can complete a screening for your child
WHAT: Developmental screening is a way to look for your child’s developmental milestones
WHEN: From one month to 5 years of age
WHY: To better understand your child’s development, to celebrate their accomplishments, and to identify developmental areas where he/she might benefit from additional support or resources
FREE confidential online child developmental screenings
Want to know more about how your child learns, plays, and grows? Want to identify your child’s strengths and areas where he or she may need encouragement or support? A developmental screening is a playful and fun way to assess your child’s development in your own home.
Pediatricians recommend that all children be screened at least three times prior to their fifth birthday. Research shows fewer than 1 in 3 children receive a timely developmental screening.
You can complete a screening online now in English or Spanish! You can complete the confidential two-part questionnaire in about 20 minutes, and it will help you to know if your child is reaching key milestones in the following developmental areas:
- Gross Motor
- Fine Motor
- Problem Solving
- Personal Social
For Residents of San Mateo County only. If you live outside of San Mateo County, please contact your child’s pediatrician for developmental resources.
About the Screening
The Ages & Stages Questionnaires are validated developmental screening tools recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and used internationally by medical providers for more than 20 years.
To learn more, go to www.agesandstages.com