Collaborative Developmental Screenings for Early Childhood Collaborations Course
A developmental screening is a brief and simple process that takes a closer look at how a child is developing and can tell if the child is learning basic skills or if there are delays. Conducting screenings benefits children in that those with delays can receive the support and services they need in order to try to catch up in development to their peers and reach their full potential. Collaborative developmental screenings is a Community Systems Development (CSD) strategy where different stakeholders and sectors collaborate to coordinate and conduct screenings, so more children can be screened and more children will then receive the services they need. Early childhood community collaborations around the state may be interested in learning more about this strategy as they work to support families with young children in their community.
In this course, users will explore benefits of collaborative developmental screenings, implementation and implementation challenges of collaborative developmental screenings, and how to create a plan for collaborative developmental screenings. This course is complementary to the course on CSD and shared intake, another CSD strategy, and all courses can be accessed at any time. A certificate of completion will be generated for individuals who complete the course as well as a survey. We have partnered with The Center: Resources for Teaching and Learning to offer ISBE Professional Development Hours (PDH) and with INCCRRA to offer this as a Gateways approved training.