Developmental Screening

Developmental Screening

Developmental Screenings and the Early ACCESS Program

Your child’s growth and development is very important for your child and for you. If you have questions about how your child is learning and growing, Care for Kids and the Early ACCESS Program are here to help.

Care for Kids Developmental Screenings:

The Care for Kids Program at the Scott County Health Department offers free developmental screenings for your child if he or she is under 5 years of age.  Care for Kids can help you answer questions about how your child does things like talk, run, jump, pick up toys, make friends and more.  This can help to tell you what your child is doing well, and what your child needs more help with. Care for Kids will talk about your answers with you, and help with any questions that you have.  Care for Kids can link you to community resources or services, such as the Early ACCESS Program (see below for more information), that can be helpful for your child or your family.  Care for Kids can also give you learning activity ideas to do with your child at home, and can continue to check in with your family to see how your child is doing.   

To find out more about the developmental screenings for your child, call the Scott County Care for Kids program. Staff is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Call Care for Kids: (563) 328-4114

Early ACCESS Program:

The Early ACCESS Program is a partnership between families with young children (birth to age three) and early childhood providers, including the Area Education Agency (AEA) and Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC). The purpose of this program is for families and staff to work together in finding, setting up, and offering needed services and resources that will support the family as they help their baby or toddler to grow and develop.

If you have concerns about how your child is growing and learning, you can connect to the Early ACCESS system in your area by going to iafamilysupportnetwork.org, Iowa's free statewide information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, their service providers and other members of the community.

Help is offered by phone and e - mail, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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