Developmental Screening Resources

Developmental Screening Resources2022-07-06T12:09:23-04:00

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way to check a child’s development, help celebrate a child’s milestones, and determine whether follow-up steps are needed. It is also an essential first step toward identifying children with delays or disabilities in the critical early years, before they start school. Research shows that children who qualify and receive intervention services are more likely to be successful readers, less likely to continue needing special education services later in life, more likely to have improved social skills, and are more likely to graduate from high school. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends developmental and behavioral screening for all children at these ages:

  • 9 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 or 30 months

Check out this video for parents: I am the Expert on My Child! How to Support my Child’s Growth and Development”.

How can I ensure my child is screened?

If you would like to complete a screening questionnaire for your child, then please select their school district below to access the screening tool. If you don’t know your child’s school district, you can find their district on our school locator. Make sure you enter the child care center address, not your home address. If you are unsure of your child care’s address, find the address on our child care locator.

What screening tool is being used?

Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) and Ages and Stages Social Emotional Questionnaires (ASQ:SE:2) are used in Delaware by early educators. They rely on parents as experts, are easy to use, family friendly, and create the snapshot needed to catch delays and celebrate milestones.

Want to learn more about your child’s development?

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing with CDC’s milestone tracker app and accompanying resources. Here is a resource you may find helpful: CDC’s Developmental Milestones

Delaware Technical Manuals for the ASQ online data system

For Early Childhood Programs

For School Districts

For Birth to Three Early Intervention Program

Resources For Providers

If you need to register or do not have access to your ASQ Portals for whatever reason, please submit a support request. Once your request has been processed, you will be contacted via email with your log in information for you to access your portals. You can find your manual with step by step guidance for using the ASQ system in the Delaware Technical Manuals for the ASQ Data System section “For Early Childhood Programs”.

ASQ Developmental Screening Provider Office Hours: 
Offered virtually on the 2nd Monday of the Month from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Content includes an overview of ASQ Online platform, training opportunities, and specific support for providers. Meeting information sent monthly via ASQ Internal User email blast to those already registered in the DDOE ASQ Online Enterprise Account.

For more information and history on Delaware’s developmental screening initiative, please watch our ASQ Innovators Webinar with Brookes Publishing.

Resources For Ages 1 month – 34 months


For general inquiries, please fill out our Developmental Screening Inquiries form.