Child Development

Track How Your Child is Learning and Growing

Complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) – Track How Your Child is Learning and Growing

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offer important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.  We need your help to track your child’s progress.

By completing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, you help us learn about your child’s strengths and if there are any areas where they may need some help or practice in the critical early years before they start school.

Please select the link below in the language you prefer to complete an Ages and Stages Questionnaire for your child for our development team to review.*

Thank you for working with us to learn more about your child’s developmental milestones. You are your child’s best advocate!

Tips for Completing the ASQ-3

  1. Make sure your child is rested and ready to play.
  2. Your child will be able to do some but not all of the items asked.
  3. Observe or try each item, then mark a response:
    • YES – Your child can do this skill.
    • SOMETIMES – Your child is learning this skill but is not quite there yet.
    • NOT YET – Your child is not able to do this skill yet.
  1. You may skip items if:
    • You don’t have materials or don’t understand the question.
    • The item is not okay with your family values or beliefs.
  2. Complete the Overall Section:
    • Questions are answered YES or NO.
    • Please share any concerns or worries you may have about your child.

These results help us celebrate your child’s milestones and provide any support they need to learn and grow.

What Can We Learn From the ASQ-3?

Ages & Stages Questionnaires ask 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 how a child thinks, solves problems, and plays with toys.
  • Personal-social asks about self-help skills (feeding, dressing) and interactions with others.

Development Activities – Read, Talk, Sing and Play with Your Child

There are simple, fun activities parents can do to support a child’s development. Click on the links below for some ideas.

Age 2 months

Age 2 months

Age 6 months

Age 6 months

Age 1 year

Age 1 year

Age 18 months

Age 18 months

Age 2 years

Age 2 years

Age 30 months

Age 30 months

Age 3 years

Age 3 years

Age 4 years

Age 4 years

Age 5 years

Age 5 years

Learn More about Your Child’s Social-Emotional Health (ASQ-SE)

The ASQ-3 (above) is the questionnaire that we ask parents to complete before your child’s well visits to learn about how they are learning and growing.

Often it is helpful to learn more about your child’s social and emotional changes, as well.

Your medical provider or someone from our development program may ask you to complete the ASQ-SE as well to learn more about their behavior so we can best support you and your child.

Please select the link below in the language you prefer to complete an Ages and Stages Social-Emotional Questionnaire for your child for our development team to review.*

*You must be a patient of The Marin Community Clinics to receive feedback about your child’s scores.

Please feel free to contact MCC’s Child Development Program with any additional questions or concerns.

  • (415) 798-3132 (Novato)
  • (415) 526-8540 (San Rafael)

Content adapted from ASQ-3 User’s Guide by Jane Squires, PhD, Elizabeth Twombly, MS, Diane Bricker, PhD, & LaWanda Potter, MS. (c) 2009 Brooks Publishing. All rights reserved. 

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