Information On Early Childhood Development
Douglas County School District Child Find
A screening may be helpful to understand the cause of your child’s developmental and/or behavior issues. Children from birth to three years of age can receive a multidisciplinary evaluation through the Douglas County School District Child Find. Children from three to five years of age receive services through the school district. Each Child Find team includes professionals who evaluate the clarity of speech, the use and understanding of language, fine, gross and visual-motor skills, cognitive ability and behavior. A team member also reviews the child’s medical, health, and developmental history with the parents. The team may include representation from speech language pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, social work, nursing and other specialists as necessary.
Call 720-433-0025 or visit for more information. Learn More Visit https://www.dcsdk12.org/child-find
“Parenting Essentials for Toddlers” (free resource from CDC)
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New Three-Part Video Series on the Developing Child
New Three-Part Video Series on the Developing Child from the Center on the Developing Child and the National Scientific Council. The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.
Click on the link below for each two-minute video:
ZERO to THREE – New “Little Kids, Big Questions” Podcast Series Available
ZERO TO THREE has a new podcast series called Little Kids, Big Questions, generously funded by MetLife Foundation. Little Kids, Big Questions is a series of 12 podcasts with leading experts that translates the research of early childhood development into practices that mothers, fathers, and other caregivers can tailor to the needs of their own child and family.
Child Outcomes Step by Step – New Video
This is an overview of three global child outcomes that comprise a part of what is measured in the assessment system used in the Results Matter program. The three child outcomes demonstrate the integrated nature of child development and learning and highlight knowledge and skills key to success in early childhood and beyond.
This video is a collaborative presentation of Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education, the Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education, funded by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division, and the Early Childhood Outcomes Center, funded by the Office of Special Education Programs.
Center for Disease Control Milestones: www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html
Encyclopedia of Early Childhood Development: www.child-encyclopedia.com