Developmental and Social Emotional Screening in Child Care

Docs for Tots coordinates virtual training programs for developmental and social-emotional screening in child care. This is done in partnership with the Child Care Councils of Nassau and Suffolkcounties, and QualityStarsNY. Cohorts of providers work in center-based child care settings or family/group family daycare centers that work with infants and toddlers.

The goals of the virtual training program are to:

  • sustainably implement developmental screening (ASQ-3) and social emotional screening (ASQ-SE2) into classrooms/child cares,
  • utilize screening data to direct professional development and site improvement efforts,
  • integrate developmental promotion, screening and referral plans into site policies and procedures
  • promote family engagement in child care settings. 

Training is free to participants. Funding for the learning collaboratives is through grants to Docs for Tots from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and United Healthcare.

I have only good comments to share about this collaborative screening training; the shared information was relevant, the trainers well informed and helpful, the support was invaluable, and future communication channels are available based on the shared information.

Learning Collaborative Participant 2020

Child cares interested in participating in future learning collaboratives can contact info@hmgli.org for more information.

These are some of the Community Partners we have trained:

• Academic Explorers
• Adelphi Institute for Parenting (infant mental health)
• Bloom Learning
• Campus Kids
• Colonial Youth and Family Services
• Columbus Avenue School Pre-K
• Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center
• Five Towns Early Learning Center
• Friedberg JCC
• Friends4Ever Day Care
• Garden of Hope Day Care Center
• Glen Cove Child Day Care
• Hands On Now the Arts Children Services Inc.
• Harbor Child Care
• Harmony Early Learning Center
• Huntington YMCA
• Kiddie Academy
• Kids Cottage
• Learn and Grow
• Little Schoolhouse
• Lon & Lil’s Kidz Daycare
• Luvvy’s Playhouse
• Northwell Family Connects (home visiting)
• Our Redeemer Child Care Center
• Paper Planes Early Learning Center
• Philippians 2:5 Day Care
• Port Washington Children’s Center
• Pride & Joy Childcare
• Uniondale Pre-K
• Suffolk County MICH Program (home visiting)
• Young Achievers Daycare


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