Ages and Stages
The first 5 years of life are very important to your child because this time sets the stage for success in school and later life. During infancy and early childhood, many experiences should be gained and many skills learned. It is important to ensure that each child’s development is proceeding without problems during this period.
SeaView’s Infant Learning Program offers a wonderful tool to help you follow your child’s growth and development called the Ages and Stages program.
Ages and Stages is fun and easy to do, and it gives you great ideas on ways to interact with your child. The Ages and Stages questionnaires also serve as a guide to aid you in the following of your child’s development.
You will complete Ages and Stages questionnaire when your child is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 48, 54, and 60 months of age. It will ask questions about some things your child can and cannot do. You can fill the questionnaire out online, or you can fill out a paper version. If you choose the paper version, you may mail it back to us using the enclosed, stamped, and self-addressed envelope.
Whether you fill it out online or use a paper copy, once we have received your completed questionnaire, it will be scored and you will receive prompt feedback as well as developmentally appropriate activities for you and your child to do together!
- If the completed questionnaire indicates that your child is developing without signs of possible delays, we will send you a letter stating that your child’s development appears typical. We will then mail the next age-level questionnaire to you, at the appropriate time.
- If the questionnaire indicates concerns about your child’s development, we will contact you directly, and together determine if your child would benefit from any further evaluations.
If you are interested in joining the Ages and Stages program, please contact SeaView Community Service’s Infant Learning Program at 224-5257 or follow this link to sign up online. If you experience problems, feel free to contact us!