Ages and Stages Questionnaires

Humboldt Public School Child Care Centre & Bright Starts Early Learning Centre offers a screening and monitoring program; Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) to all of our families. Our Centres have trained educators to perform and complete the ASQ. This screening and monitoring program is to help parents/ caregivers and educators at the centre understand the child’s strengths and determines whether a child may need some support in one or more areas of their development.

What is ASQ-3?

Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, 3rd Edition (ASQ-3) is a parent or educator completed screening tool. ASQ-3 asks questions in 5 important areas of a child’s development:

Communication asks about language- what a child understands and says.

Gross Motor asks about the large muscles of a child’s body, arms and legs.

Fine Motor asks about the small muscles of a child’s hands and fingers.

Problem Solving asks about how a child thinks, solves problems, and plays with toys.

Personal-Social asks about self-help skills (feeding, dressing) and interactions with others.

What is ASQ:SE-2?

Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, Social- Emotional, 2nd Edition (ASQ:SE-2) is a parent completed screening tool. Screening provides a quick check of your child’s development to make sure they are developing on-schedule. The answers show your child’s social-emotional strengths as well as behaviours you would like to talk about. Answers help us get to know your child better, how we can support him/her in the classroom and determine if there are community resources or services that may be useful for your child or your family. If completing this questionnaire brings up any questions or concerns, we can talk about information and resources that can help.

What is Screening and Why is it Important?

From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops faster than at any other time in life. Screening is a quick check to make sure a child is developing on schedule. Screening results show a child’s strengths and areas that may need support. There are simple, fun activities parents can do to support a child’s development.