Service Provider Resources
Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Third Edition (ASQ-3)
Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Third Edition (ASQ-3) is a developmental screening tool designed for use by early educators and health care professionals. ASQ-3 pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. It relies on parents on experts, and creates the snapshot needed to catch delays and celebrate milestones.
Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Social Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2)
Ages & Stages Questionnaire, Social Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2) is a parent-completed, highly reliable system focused solely on social and emotional development in young children. Today, as children are increasingly exposed to risk factors such as poverty or toxic stress, the likelihood of anxiety, depression, and anti-social behavior increases. Early identification of social-emotional challenges can make all the difference to a young child.
The Arc of Florida
The Arc of Florida is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc works with local, state, and national partners and advocates for people with intellectual disabilities, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, prader-willi syndrome, and other developmental disabilities to be fully included in all aspects of their community. They also work to reduce the incidence of and eliminate the consequences of developmental disabilities through education, awareness, research, advocacy, and support of families, friends, and the community.
Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses developed to bridge the gap between science and community practice. Autism Navigator increases the capacity for healthcare, early intervention providers, families and caregivers to improve outcomes of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism Navigator contains a unique collection of web-based tools and courses developed for practitioners in the field. It was created by the faculty and staff of the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! Is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.
The Children’s Forum provides an array of programs and services to enhance the early care and education workforce through professional development opportunities. In addition to a variety of benefits, belonging to the Children’s Forum also satisfies the renewal of many credentials for education professionals.
Children’s Medical Services
As part of the Florida Department of Education, Children’s Medical Services is a collection of programs for eligible children with special needs. Each program provides family-centered care using statewide networks of specially qualified doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s health protection agency. This agency has supported a vast amount of research on child development that produced what many consider the guiding principles. The CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. initiative encourages parents and caregivers to use milestones checklists to track their child’s progress and talk to their doctor if they are concerned about their child missing milestones.
Florida Children’s Council
The Florida Children’s Council is an association of Children’s Services Council (CSCs) statewide. CSCs are a type of government entity established by county citizens to help fund organizations that serve children and families. Their top priority is to make sure children of all ages are healthy, safe, and prepared to learn.
Florida Head Start
Head Start is a national school readiness program that provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to children from low-income families. The purpose of this program is to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development; to support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles; and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency.
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)
The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) promotes the positive social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of young children. NCPMI provides tools and informational resources to families and early care and education professionals.
Office of Early Learning (OEL)
As part of the Florida Department of Education, the Office of Early Learning (OEL) dedicates its people, time, and energy to ensuring access, affordability, and quality of early learning services for the state’s children and families. OEL supports children, their families, and the child care providers who serve them, through administration of 30 early learning coalitions across the State of Florida.
Technical Assistance and Training Systems (TATS)
Technical Assistance and Training Systems (TATS) is a statewide project that supports programs serving pre-kindergarten (pre-K) children with disabilities by providing technical assistance and training. This support promotes high quality programs leading to positive outcomes for children and their families through coordinators for programs serving pre-K children with disabilities in each of Florida’s 67 school districts.
Too Small to Fail
Too Small to Fail, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign to promote the importance of early brain and language development and to empower parents with tools to talk, read, and sing with their young children from birth.