Ages and Stages Child Monitoring Program
Every parent wants their child to be healthy and develop new skills as expected for the child’s age. Children grow, develop, and learn throughout their lives and you as a parent can help monitor your child’s development to make sure your child is meeting milestones in all of these key areas. Every child is different and will develop at his or her own pace but if your child is not developing properly, you can take the necessary steps to help your child reach his or her full potential.
The Ages & Stages Child Monitoring Program offered by Help Me Grow, can help you learn about your child’s development and identify potential delays as early as possible. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) provide a fun, interactive way to understand the many changes a child goes through.
ASQ-3 questionnaires are sent out at the following intervals: 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54 and 60 months of age and are available in English and Spanish. You can begin the program at any age prior to your child’s fifth birthday. Participation in this program is entirely voluntary and at no cost to you.
To begin the process complete the Online Ages and Stages Child Monitoring Program Enrollment Form (opens in a new window) or print out the paper enrollment form and send it to Child Development Infoline (CDI). At the appropriate age, a questionnaire will be mailed to you. A postage paid envelope will be included so you can return the completed questionnaire to CDI.
If the completed questionnaire shows that your infant, toddler or preschooler is developing on schedule, we will send you a letter telling you so and enclose some fun activities for you and your child to enjoy. We will mail the next age level questionnaire to you at the appropriate time.
If the completed questionnaire leads to a concern about your child’s development, a Care Coordinator from Child Development Infoline will contact you to discuss those concerns. You may then choose to have their child’s development evaluated through the Connecticut Birth to Three System, if your child is under age three, or by the local school district, if your child is between three and five years old. If so, we can help you with this process.
Results of the questionnaires may also be sent to your child’s primary health provider if you sign consent.
Child Development Infoline
1344 Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
or you can fax the form to Child Development Infoline at 860-571-6853. If you have any questions, please call Child Development Infoline at 1-800-505-7000.
Sample ASQ-3 Materials
Interested in receiving training on administering the ASQ3 or ASQ SE?
The ASQ-3 focuses on general development, while the ASQ SE focuses on social-emotional development.
The Children’s Trust Fund offers free trainings on the ASQ and ASQ SE to community providers on how to use and score the screening tools. For information, contact: