Every child is unique, so let’s approach them that way. Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2) are developmental screening tools used at Primrose schools to help teachers provide more personalized support to children through:
Primrose is the first national provider of early childhood education and care to implement these resources across all of our schools.
ASQ® is commonly used by pediatricians and is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics for the developmental screening of young children’s skills. Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed, the greater the chance that children will reach their potential. The questionnaires explore a variety of areas, from communication and motor skills to social-emotional development and more, and they are updated regularly to track progress.
One of the greatest strengths of ASQ® is the collaboration it offers between teachers and families. This leads to more accurate results, which can then help teachers better meet the individual needs of their students through personalized support. These developmental screenings are completed every fall by parents to monitor a child’s progress, and teachers adjust their support as needed to help ensure children are set up for success beyond preschool. During spring teachers will finish the school year by giving the screeners to each student. This will help guide and support parents with a clearer understanding of their child's development through the school year.
I like that it gets us, the parent, involved because kids act differently and sometimes do things differently when at home versus at school.
I appreciated the questions and examples being clear and specific to the developmental stage of each of my children.
There is no additional cost associated with ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2 for families.
Your child’s results will be benchmarked against national averages of the ages when children most typically meet developmental milestones. However, all children do progress in their own unique paths and any developmental concerns should be discussed with your child’s pediatrician.
The school will provide documentation on how you can continue to support your child’s developmental progress across the assessed developmental domains. These are all supported, as well, within our Balanced Learning® curriculum, but any concern about the timing of certain developmental milestones should be discussed with your child’s pediatrician.
The ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2 are not standardized assessments. These are developmental screeners that allow collaboration between teachers and families to help get a clearer picture of a child's development. Teachers can then offer additional support of challenge to meet a child's individual needs.
The ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2 are part of our comprehensive assessment strategy, and these questionnaires are completed by both a family member in the fall and a child’s teacher in the spring. This allows families and teachers to work together and combine their observations so they can provide better, more personalized support.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires® and ASQ® are registered trademarks of Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.