Developmental screening using an Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is required by Florida statute for all children ages birth through 5 and not yet in kindergarten receiving School Readiness services. It is completed by the child care provider at initial enrollment and in the month of the child’s birthday each year thereafter. Your child care provider should offer you access to the screening results as they are obtained.
If you have concerns about your child or are concerned about the results of an ASQ, you can access Inclusion/Special Needs Services, known as the Warm Line, which are available to support any early care and education provider requesting information relating to disability and special health care needs of children.
Technical assistance includes
- Positive behavioral support
- Child development
- Environmental adaptations
- Laws and regulations (e.g., The Americans with Disabilities Act)
- Comprehensive developmental screening program
- Community advocacy and collaboration
In Alachua County, call the Warm Line at 352-375-4087 or email Rachel Eubanks, Director of Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida Office of Early Learning Warm Line information is available at http://www.floridaearlylearning.com/providers/provider_resources/inclusion_warm_line_network.aspx