Boston Family Engagement Network
(617) 474-1143 ext. 256
mmenzi@familynurturing.org
200 Bowdoin Street
Dorchester, Massachusetts 02122
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Dear Parent,     

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a questionnaire about your child’s development. It has been used for more than 15 years to make sure children are developing well. Our program uses the ASQ because it gives a quick look at how your child is doing in important areas, such as communication, motor skills, and social skills. The ASQ can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need additional support, and this information helps us to better plan our services to work with your child in the best way possible.

By completing the ASQ online, you can answer the questions at home based on your observations of your child, and we are able to receive your answers in a much easier and quicker way. We're able to use this online system because of United Way's DRIVE initiative, which is developing a state-wide picture of the needs of the city’s youngest children. The purpose of the project is to ensure resources and supports are available to families to help their children grow up healthy and ready for success in school and in life by the time they go to kindergarten.

 

As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why the ASQ is designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy!

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Because your child's first 5 years of life are so important, we want to help you provide the best start for your child. You've been invited to participate in the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), to help you keep track of your child's development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4- or 6-month period. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills.

Please enter your child's birth date and the number of weeks he or she was born premature below to start the screening. Please note that the information you enter into this website is secure and cannot be seen or accessed by anyone other than the program employees who have invited you to participate in this screening.

We look forward to your participation in ASQ-3!



(put "0" if not premature)

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and Boston Family Engagement Network invite you to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) with your child.  The ASQ® is a developmental screening tool that provides you with a quick check of your child’s development.  It is easy to use and typically takes about ten minutes to complete.

The ASQ® provides a snapshot of your child’s development and it focuses on what your child can do.  It celebrates your child’s strengths, highlights developmental milestones, and identifies any areas that may need more support.  Regular screenings allow you to learn about your child’s development and to address any questions or concerns you may have about what typical development looks like.  It allows you to participate in the decision-making opportunities related to your child’s early education and care programming, and it provides your program with invaluable knowledge about your child.  Additionally, you may receive an activities sheet filled with ideas on how to extend the learning at home.

Two Types of ASQ® Developmental Screening Tools Available:

You have an opportunity to complete one or both of the following ASQ® developmental screening tools:

1.       Ages & Stages Questionnaires® - Third Edition (ASQ® DEV-3) addresses communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social skills.

 

2.       Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional - Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2): addresses self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive behaviors, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people.   

Why We Collect ASQ® Data:

Boston Family Engagement Networkand EEC collect ASQ® screening data to identify trends and patterns in the early education and care settings in order to better support the programs with resources and professional development opportunities.  EEC is only analyzing the combined scores of all the screening results.  The specific names of children are not included in the analysis. 

ASQ® results are confidential.  BothBoston Family Engagement Network and EEC follow the Massachusetts confidentiality laws to ensure that your and your child’s personally identifiable information is protected. 

EEC signed a data-sharing agreement with United Way to jointly develop a data platform to analyze the combined data.  The data-sharing agreement ensures that all individuals accessing the data will maintain confidentiality and ensure your and your child’s privacy. 

If you do not wish to have your child’s information entered into the online database, you may decline this option.  Your child may be screened using the ASQ® paper version of the questionnaire, and no information will be shared.

 

 

Please read the text below and click on the “submit button” if you choose to proceed with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) screening online via the Family Access Link provided to you by Boston Family Engagement Network.

 

I acknowledge that I have read the information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) about the ASQ® screening process and choose the following option:

Note: By clicking "Submit", you are agreeing to both our Family Access End User License Agreement and any other consent or authorization information outlined on this page.