Curious about your child’s development?

The Down East Partnership for Children provides free child development screenings using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ®). The ASQ® tool is fun, doctor-recommended, and teaches you to recognize developmental milestones and support your child as they grow.

Do You Want to Learn More About Your Child’s Development?

Young children, birth to 5 years, are growing and changing at a dynamic rate. Sometimes parents of young children are concerned that their child may not be developing in areas such as speech, physical ability, social skills, and problem solving.  Parents or other caregivers, living in Edgecombe and Nash Counties, can use the Ages and Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) to track their child’s development and find out if they are meeting their developmental milestones on time or if there is a delay. The sooner you address a developmental delay or special need, the better long-term success you can expect for your child’s overall well-being. Early intervention is key. The questionnaires are quick and easy to fill out and can provide valuable information about your child’s developmental progress.

How Can Ages & Stages® Help?

By completing the questionnaires, parents can check their child’s progress and learn more about what to expect their child to be able to do at each stage of development.

Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential.


How Does the ASQ-3® and ASQ: SE-2® Work?

Based on your responses, your results will help you see if your child’s developmental progress is on time and alert you to any potential concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.

As your child grows, you will be able to come back from time to time to check in and learn more about your child’s development over time. You can use this tool when your child is at least 4-weeks- old through your child’s fifth birthday. Depending on your child’s age, you may need some props – like a ball, safety scissors or a toy.

Ready to complete the questionnaire?

Follow the links below and simply complete the brief consent and family information sections, and then fill out the age appropriate questionnaire for your child. After completing the questionnaire you will be contacted by a DEPC Family Services Specialist with the results. Fun play activities for you and your child are also available for download or you can receive hard copies by mail.

The ASQ-3® is an online screening questionnaire to help you keep track of your child’s development in language, motor, independence, and social skills.

To fill out the questionnaire, please follow the link below:

The ASQ: SE-2® is an online screening questionnaire to help you keep track of your child’s Social-Emotional development.

To fill out the questionnaire, please follow the link below:

For more information or assistance, please contact:
Jennifer Cobb, Family Services Program Manager, DEPC
Phone: 252-985-4300 x-270

Ages & Stages Questionnaires® is a registered trademark of Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.

Please note: ASQ-3® and ASQ: SE-2® is designed for screening, not diagnosis. It is a quick check for children from birth through age five. If your child is age six or older, please discuss his or her development with your child’s health care provider, your local school district, or your child’s teacher. Your results from the questionnaire will be emailed to you within two weeks.