These developmental milestone factsheets describe the important growth and new skills your child should learn as he or she grows. They are available in six different languages.
This document describes the protections in place for parents of students with disabilities. It lets parents know how to refer a child for services, what an evaluation is like and how a parents can file a complaints if they believe their children are not receiving the correct services.
The For Families page helps families understand what they should do if they have concerns about the development of their infant or toddler. It provides links to additional information on the program, a directory of programs, information on developmental milestones and the procedural safeguards...
The For Providers page links providers to the developmental screening (ages and Stages) questionnaires in English and Spanish, along with corresponding Strong Start developmental chart.
This is the landing page for referrals to the Early Intervention Program. Run through the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, this page is a great place to start if you think a child you know may have a developmental delay.
These newsletters have valuable information for parents of children who receive services through Early Stages. They contain tips and advice for coping with delays and helping children succeed.
Do you have questions about Early Stages? Are you concerned that your child isn't walking, talking, or interacting like other kids his own age? Check out this FAQ fact sheet for some answers and contact information.
Early Stages offers free developmental screenings and evaluations for children between the ages of 2 years 8 months and 5 years 10 months who live in the District of Columbia. They help identify any delays that your child may have and arrange services to address them. If you have any concerns...
This toolkit in English and Spanish is designed to help organizations and stakeholders reach parents, grandparents, caregivers and healthcare providers with information about Strong Start — the District of Columbia's Early Intervention Program.
This is the website for DC's Early Intervention Program, also known as Strong Start DC. The website links to additional information for families and providers. It also links to additional information about making a referral, the corresponding public awareness campaign and specific Strong Start...