Parents as Teachers
Your child’s first five years of life are crucial for his/her development and we want to help provide the best start possible! A central component of the PAT model is administering screenings for children ages three months through kindergarten entry. The screening we use at MRH ECC is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2) for children three months to six years old. This screening looks at a child’s development in the following areas: communication, fine and gross motor, personal-social skills, problem solving, and social emotional.
The ASQ is completed by the parent, the parent educator, and the child. During the screening, you will be asked questions about your child and your child will also perform several tasks to demonstrate development.
After the screening, you will receive an information summary that provides a score in each area. If there are any areas of concern, your parent educator will discuss options for the next steps and help connect you with the appropriate resources, if necessary. Additionally, you will be provided with information about your child’s progress and given resources for ways to support their development across these domains as they grow.
If you’re unable to make this screening date, we’re happy to schedule a screening at another time and we will also be offering additional screening dates this spring. Please email Sara Patterson or Colleen Hogan at [email protected] or call 314-256-4562 to schedule a screening.
|| Chris Hoelzer