Celebrate the Stages!

Welcome to the Utah Statewide ASQ Screening Initiative

The Celebrate the Stages! statewide initiative approved by the Governor’s Early Childhood Commission and sponsored by the Department of Workforce Services Office of Child Care and the Department of Health and Human Services helps adults across the state of Utah work together to promote healthy child development through appropriate screening and referral to services.

Parents
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All professionals working with young children and their families are invited to participate by promoting developmental screening, helping parents screen their children, or using information gathered by screenings to connect families to needed services. Learn more about participating below.

Visit this site often to register for upcoming weekly ASQ Online Q&As, view recorded webinars, and download resources to help you use ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2. And register for the ASQ newsletter to receive monthly tips, news, and special offers.


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Child Care

Child care programs are essential partners in ensuring healthy child development for the young children in their care. Inviting parents to complete ASQ screenings is an important step in the process. Child care providers who use the ASQ questionnaires can receive points on the Child Care Quality System. For more information, visit this page.

All licensed center-based and family child care programs in Utah are invited to join the state initiative and receive free access to ASQ Online. Contact Jennifer Floyd, Program Specialist, at jenniferfloyd@utah.gov to learn more.

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Resources for Using ASQ in Child Care

Developmental Screening Toolkit
Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ-3. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ-3, engaging with families, and boosting child development.
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Social-Emotional Screening Toolkit

Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ:SE-2. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ:SE-2, engaging with families, and encouraging social-emotional development.
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How One Child Care Center Uses ASQ Video

Hear different perspectives on using ASQ-3 to make an impact on a child’s life from an early childhood center director, teacher, and parent.
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Resources to Share with Parents

Use these handouts and letters to communicate with parents about screening.
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Materials Needed to Administer ASQ-3

This detailed checklist indicates everything needed to complete ASQ-3 questionnaires.
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Activities to Share with Parents

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The Young School & ASQ: A Q&A

Read this Q&A with a center director to learn more about using ASQ in child care.
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Head Start

Supporting healthy development through screening has long been an essential practice of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. By participating in Utah’s Celebrate the Stages! statewide initiative and joining the statewide ASQ Online account, Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use ASQ Family Access to send a link to online ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires for parents to complete electronically. Your program can fulfill the screening requirements in the Head Start Performance Standards, gain an understanding of children’s developmental concerns, and support families.

All Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Utah are invited to join the state initiative and receive free access to ASQ Online. Contact Jennifer Floyd, Office of Child Care, at jenniferfloyd@utah.gov to learn more.

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Resources for Using ASQ in Head Start

Developmental Screening Toolkit
Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ-3. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ-3, engaging with families, and boosting child development.
Download the toolkit (PDF)

 


Social-Emotional Screening Toolkit

Download this toolkit, filled with free resources to help programs successfully implement ASQ:SE-2. This toolkit includes tips for screening with ASQ:SE-2, engaging with families, and encouraging social-emotional development.
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Materials Needed to Administer ASQ-3
This detailed checklist indicates everything needed to complete ASQ-3 questionnaires.
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Activities to Share with Parents

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ChildPlus Quick Reference Guide

Do you use the ChildPlus management system? Learn how to import child profile data from ChildPlus into ASQ Online.
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Health Care

Pediatricians and other health care providers play a critical role in the early identification of children with delays. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends developmental screening at 9-, 18-, and 30-month well-child visits and social-emotional screening at regular intervals. Social-emotional screening is especially important for supporting school readiness of young children.

With Utah’s new statewide initiative, Celebrate the Stages!, health care practices can get access to ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 by joining the statewide ASQ Online account. Providers will be able to share a link for parents to complete questionnaires electronically ahead of well-child visits. Even if providers aren’t screening children directly, they can access the results of ASQ screenings conducted by other professionals by joining the initiative.

All health care providers in Utah are invited to join the state initiative and receive free access to ASQ Online. Contact Carrie Martinez with Early Childhood Utah at carriemartinez@utah.gov to learn more.

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Resources for Using ASQ in Health Care

ASQ Pediatric Toolkit
Download this toolkit for tips and tools to help you implement ASQ developmental and social-emotional screening in your practice.
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Coding for Standardized Assessment, Screening, and Testing

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this coding fact sheet provides guidance on how pediatricians can appropriately report standardized developmental screening services.
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Implementing ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 in a Primary Health Care Clinic Video

Watch this informative video and learn how the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 can be implemented and administered in a busy pediatric office setting.
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Screening and Technical Assistance Resource (STAR) Center
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, this online center includes foundational resources that can help you learn about the importance of screening, counseling, referral, and follow-up based on current recommendations for child development, perinatal depression, and social determinants of health.
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7 Behavioral Areas Screened by ASQ:SE-2
Discover the seven behavioral areas covered by ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires and view sample items.
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Home Visitors

Home visiting professionals collaborate with families to create healthy, nurturing environments where young children can learn and thrive. Regular screening with validated tools is a required component of most home visiting programs. By participating in Utah’s Celebrate the Stages! statewide initiative and joining the statewide ASQ Online account, home visiting programs can receive access to ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 and use Family Access to invite families to complete questionnaires electronically. Providers will also have access to robust reporting capabilities for the children in their program.

All home visiting programs in Utah are invited to join the state initiative and receive free access to ASQ Online. Contact Carrie Martinez with Early Childhood Utah carriemartinez@utah.gov to learn more

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Resources for Using ASQ in Home Visiting

3 Reasons ASQ Works Great for Home Visiting Programs
See why ASQ meets the needs of home visiting programs around the country.
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Materials Needed to Administer ASQ-3

This detailed checklist indicates everything needed to complete ASQ-3 questionnaires.
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Using ASQ in a Virtual Environment
Visit this webpage to get information about administering ASQ in a virtual environment, including two recorded webcasts and a materials adaptation guide.
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Activities to Share with Parents
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Libraries

Visits to local libraries offer endless opportunities for young children to learn with books, story times, kid-friendly events, and a staff dedicated to encouraging early childhood development. Libraries in Utah have a unique opportunity to further engage the community by offering developmental screening to young children. By participating in the Celebrate the Stages! statewide initiative, libraries will have the ability to offer online ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 screenings to families.

All local libraries in Utah are invited to join the state initiative and receive free access to ASQ Online. Contact Kali Ottesen with Help Me Grow Utah at kalio@unitedwayuc.org to learn more.

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Resources for Using ASQ in Libraries

Introduction to ASQ-3
View this introduction to ASQ-3 for a comprehensive overview of the developmental screening tool. The presentation addresses background information, benefits, scoring, and technical data.
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Introduction to ASQ:SE-2
View this introduction to ASQ:SE-2 for a comprehensive overview of the social-emotional screening tool. The presentation addresses what’s new in the second edition, background information, benefits, scoring, and technical data.
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Making Screening More Accessible with ASQ Kits
See how First 5 El Dorado in California simplifies the screening process by providing all-in-one ASQ kits at local libraries, making it easy and convenient for parents to learn about and monitor their child’s development.
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Materials Needed to Administer ASQ-3
This detailed checklist indicates everything needed to complete ASQ-3 questionnaires.
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Activities to Share with Parents
Share these friendly sheets and articles for fun, easy activities to do with young children.
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    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