All Aboard for Developmental Screening in Maryland

we-choose-asq-buttonThe Maryland State Department of Education highly recommends all licensed child care providers conduct screening on children prior to kindergarten entry.

Screening with a valid, reliable tool like ASQ®-3 helps Download your free developmental toolkit today!you check that children’s development is on track, identify strengths and needs, and plan activities that help kids reach key milestones. The information on this page will give you a great introduction to ASQ-3—and help you start using ASQ-3 with the kids in your program.

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Get started with ASQ

The kids you care for keep you and your staff busy all day. And even though you know the benefits of screening, you might be thinking “where do we start?” So we’ve put together a handy stocked with resources like:

The kids you care for keep you and your staff busy all day. And even though you know the benefits of screening, you might be thinking “where do we start?” So we’ve put together a handy developmental screening toolkit, stocked with resources like:

  • Tip sheets for successful screening and working with families
  • A visual map and checklists of key developmental milestones
  • A child growth chart and poster you can hang up and share with parents
  • Screening success stories for education and inspiration and much more!

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Why Use ASQ?

Why is ASQ the screener of choice for child care programs across the country? Professionals like you trust ASQ because it’s:

  • Parent-completed. Parents are the true experts on their children’s development! Since ASQ is a parent-completed tool, it makes the most of families’ in-depth knowledge.
  • Family friendly. Parents love how easy ASQ is and how it makes them active partners in screening. And the fun ASQ learning activities are the perfect way for families to help children make developmental progress.
  • Easy for you to use, too. In just minutes, you can also complete ASQ to reliably pinpoint children’s strengths and help identify concerns.
  • Affordable. ASQ is a one-time purchase. Questionnaires and other materials can be reproduced as many times as needed by a single site—no need to keep restocking your materials

Why child care professionals love ASQ:

“ASQ has helped make our staff and our families more aware of developmentally appropriate growth and development … We love ASQ-3 as a parent tool because we felt that it strengthened the home to school connection and parent involvement.”
Jessica YoungHead of Faculty & Administration, The Young School, Columbia, MD

“We chose ASQ because it is easy to do, low cost, culturally sensitive, and it meets our purpose of basic screening for our children’s development. Our infant teachers base their curriculum on each individual child based on the ASQ. It has also enabled us to better evaluate if we are meeting all the children’s needs and to plan special activities and attentions for some children.”
Kathy Bostic, Program Supervisor, Pinehurst Child Care Center


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Meet the ASQ Family

Here are the names to know: ASQ-3 (developmental screening), ASQ®:SE-2 (social-emotional screening), and ASQ® Online (the web-based system that makes data management a snap and lets parents complete questionnaires online). To learn more, just choose from the options below:

Tell me everything.
Dive right in and discover ASQ—just follow these links to all the in-depth product information you need.

ASQ-3 Developmental screener
ASQ:SE-2 Social-emotional screener
ASQ Online Web-based data management and questionnaire completion

Just the basics first, please.

Can I get a sample?
Want to see what ASQ looks like? You can download free samples right now:


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  • Children Engaged in the Classroom

    What ASQ Users are Saying

    “What I love about the ASQ is that it allows our staff to catch delays quickly and allows us to get our clients the early intervention programs that they sometimes need. In many cases [ASQ] helps us catch children up before they start kindergarten, therefore providing children with the start that they deserve.

    Sharon Gee, Supervisor, Healthy Families Niagara