Want to know more about how young children explore, create and think? The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards comprehensive guide contains age-appropriate information and reflections, creating a common framework and language on child development from birth to five years of age. Parents can use the Standards as a guide for tracking their child’s development based on their age.
The Standards include the following Five Developmental Domains:
ELCPBC's Developmental Screening department administers the age-approrpriate developmental screenings for each child through our contracted child care providers on a semi-annual basis. Providers are then responsible for communicating to parents/guardians in writing, the results of each screening conducted. We believe that by identifying any developmental delays early on... parents and child care providers can work together to track a child's progress and ensure any additional services are provided if necessary. For additional details about the Developmental Screening Process, please review the ELCPBC Developmental Screening Manual here.
The School Readiness program requires that all children receiving School Readiness funds ranging in age from birth to five years-old be screened for their growth and development. Because a child’s first five years of life are crucial for his/her development, we want to help provide the best start to their life.
If a concern exists, parents/guardians are given the opportunity to have their child receive a more in-depth, FREE, comprehensive evaluation through a Healthy Beginnings referral to our community partner, HomeSafe. For more information about Healthy Beginnings Referrals and/or other local community resources relating to Special Needs, visit our Early Intervention and Inclusion Department page.
Beginning March 1, 2019, the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County's Early Intervention Department, supported by our Data and Systems Team, has implemented a new procedure for providers to complete the developmental screenings via online submissions. ASQ-Online is now available through the BLUEJEAN Provider Portal and it was designed to replace the Tracking Forms. The list of children to be screened for each month will be posted on the provider’s account.
We understand that this is a new process for all providers and it will take some time to get familiarized with the ASQ-Online. Therefore, the Early Intervention Team is ready to assist them with the new procedure.
ELCPBC offers ASQ-3 developmental screenings for children, 2-months to 5-years of age, to identify possible delays in a child’s development. Simple to complete questionnaires are given to the child’s parent/guardian every six months that cover a wide range of skill areas including:
An important area in a child’s development is the ability to regulate their emotions and manage their social interactions. The ASQ-SE2 is a screening tool which is designed to identify children 3-months through 66-months of age whose social-emotional development may require a further evaluation.
An ASQ-SE2 is completed when a concern has been expressed by either the parent or the child care provider. Simple to complete questionnaires are given to the child’s parent/guardian that address behaviors such as:
Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Attn: Developmental Screening/Early Intervention Department
2300 High Ridge Road, Suite 115, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426