Dear St. Andrew Family,
Welcome to our screening and monitoring program. Because your child’s first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. As part of this program, we provide the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child’s development. This is the longer version of what most pediatricians use at well checks. A questionnaire will be provided to you in the fall and the spring. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child “can do, can sometimes do, and not yet do.” The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social skills.
It is very important that you return the questionnaire by the due date of October 16th. Feedback about your child’s results will be given to you at Parent Teacher Conferences on October 31st.
If the questionnaire shows that your child is developing without concerns, we will provide some activities designed for use with ASQ-3 to encourage your child’s development and will provide the next questionnaire at the appropriate time.
If the questionnaire shows some possible concerns, we will contact you about getting a more involved assessment for your child. Information will only be shared with other agencies with your written consent.
If you have any questions feel free to ask your child’s teacher or myself,
Rhonda Endrusick, MSEd
St. Andrew Preschool