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Why is it important to ensure that children receive a developmental check-up and appropriate coordination of health and developmental care?

  • To ensure that every infant, toddler and preschooler is healthy and ready to learn and grow
  • To ensure the early identification of developmental risk and delays
  • To prevent delays in the provision of needed services and support for young children
  • Children and families often interact with various other community providers such as WIC, educational providers, or Regional centers
  • This website will provide you with useful forms to help coordinate developmental care and other types of care to support young children and their families. For further information about developmental check-ups click on the following links:

  • Understanding Developmental Checkups
  • Developmental Check-ups FAQ
  • Why are health care professionals in a unique position to promote community provider collaboration and optimal child development?

  • Health care professionals and staff often have frequent contact with young children and families.
  • Health care professionals and staff often have insightful observations about a child’s strengths and needs.
  • Health care professionals and staff are often a trusted source of information when a parent has a health or developmental concern about their child.
  • Health care professionals and staff are in a unique position to conduct developmental checkups and share developmental concerns with both parents and early childhood providers in the community, such as schools and Early Start programs (part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act provided by Regional centers and local education).
  • How can health care professionals use the resources and tools on this website?

    It is important for health care professionals to have some basic forms and resources to help coordinate any services or supports that are critical to a young child’s health and development. You can use the forms on this website to do the following:

  • Share learning, developmental, and behavioral concerns with other providers in the community.
  • Help families secure additional services and appropriate referrals (ex. child care services or referring to Regional center).
  • Help families understand and keep track of information regarding their child’s care.
  • Help you, the health care provider, understand the referral, follow-up and overall plan of a child’s care.

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    Last modified on: 12/16/2009 12:26 PM