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Developmental Monitoring and Screening

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This course has the following sections:

  • Section I: Developmental Monitoring. Reviews the definition of developmental monitoring and outlines how to get started.
  • Section II: Developmental Screening. Reviews the benefits, definition, and the steps in the developmental screening process.
  • Section III: Program Self-Assessment. Walks you through questions to determine your readiness to begin developmental monitoring and screening and outlines possible next steps.

You must complete these sections in order.

Clock Hours: 2 hours

Counts Toward
Level 2 clock hours

Course Delivery Method
Online, self-paced


Section I: Developmental Monitoring

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of developmental monitoring.
  • Develop a framework and processes for developmental monitoring.

Section II: Developmental Screening

  • Identify the purpose and benefits of developmental screening.
  • Begin developing a framework for internal processes consistent with best practices for developmental screening.
  • Understand the different roles of developmental screening and monitoring.

Section III: Program Self-Assessment

  • Review what would work best for your Early Childhood Program.


CGDL 10.2. Participates in the multi-disciplinary team to develop, plan for, and integrate strategies to meet outcomes/goals from appropriate individual child’s plans. 

COA 3.2. Uses child observation and assessment strategies on a regular basis to collect information about each child and monitors results to inform planning and referrals. 

COA 4.1. Explains how observation and assessment assist in identifying children with special needs in determining eligibility for services. 

COA 4.2. Responds to concerns of delays, disabilities, or disorders for children in various developmental stages by implementing intermediate resources and making referrals as needed. 

FCP 15.1. Describes the benefits of collaborating with families, community resources, and other professionals 
to identify, evaluate, and serve children with special needs. 

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Last updated: April 8, 2019

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