ASQ-3 Training for Providers caring for Young Children

HRIIC is happy to announce its funding from First 5 San Francisco to strengthen screening and identification efforts throughout San Francisco. By screening young children early, children and their families are more likely to receive needed resources.  Screening is an effective, efficient way for programs to catch developmental concerns and start referrals/services when it does the most good. The ASQ also gives parents useful information about their child’s strengths and needs as well as an opportunity to talk about any concerns or questions they may have about their child’s development.

By helping families identify their children’s strengths and potential delays, child care providers, Preschool for All Sites, Family Resource Centers and others caring for young children play an important role in making sure that they have the very best opportunities to learn and grow. Because parents are partners in the ASQ screening process, it is also a great way to bond with their children and to learn more about child development.

HRIIC offers periodic training and follow up assistance on how to use the ASQ-3 screening tool, free of charge to San Francisco child care and early education professionals.  Family Resource Center staff are encouraged to participate as well.  Currently scheduled training dates are listed below:

Introduction to ASQ-3: Understanding the Tool – ENGLISH

When:

Saturday August 27, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

OR

Saturday, September 24th, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presenters:    

Zulema Rubalcava Barron, HRIIC

Cheryl Oku, ASQ Consultant

The ASQ-3 Training will be offered in Spanish and Cantonese on August
20th and October 22nd 2011.

 

ALL trainings are held at: Support for Families, 1663 Mission St. @
7th floor Conference  Room

To register please go to:
http://www.asqtraining2011.eventbrite.com

Or contact Shellie Citron at scitron@hriic.org
or 282-7494 ext. 122.

 

Refreshments and Door Prizes Provided!  Register Early!

What is ASQ-3tm?

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a parent-completed questionnaire that screens children’s development ages 1 month to 5 ½ years old.  Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for programs to catch developmental concerns and start referrals/services when it does the most good. ASQ’s give parents useful information about their child’s strengths and needs and also gives them an opportunity to talk about any concerns or questions they may have about their child’s development.

Why Use the ASQ-3tm?

Research tells us that early care and education have a long-lasting impact on how children develop. During a child’s first three years, it is important to focus on a child’s developmental needs and take advantage of a child’s natural ability to learn. By helping families identify their children’s strengths and potential delays, you play an important role in making sure a child has the very best opportunities to learn and grow. Because parents are partners in the ASQ screening process, it is a great way to bond with their children and to learn more about child development.

How is the ASQ-3tm different from the DRDP or other assessments?

Parent participation is at the heart of the ASQ. ASQ-3 relies on parents to observe their child and to complete the simple questionnaires about their child’s abilities. Having parents complete the developmental questionnaires is not only cost effective, but also enhances the accuracy of screening by tapping into parents’ in-depth knowledge about their children. When providers review the ASQ screening results with parents, it serves as a great starting point for providers to share their observations and build partnerships with parents.

Who should attend the training?

Family Child Care Providers and Centers, Family Resource Center staff, and Preschool For All sites, who care for young children from 1 month to 5 years old and want to know more about the importance of developmental screening and how to administer the ASQ-3.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the importance and value of developmental screening, how to give and score the ASQ-3tm , to identify strategies to involve families in the screening, and how to include the ASQ-3tm as part of the services you provide.

 

Support for Families is located on the 7th floor of 1663 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, on the corner of Plum St, between South Van Ness and Duboce.

Public Transport: We are located near the 16th Street Mission and Civic Centre Bart Stations, as well as the Van Ness Muni Metro station.   We are also accessible via Muni buses 14, 47, 49 and 71.

Parking: Most of the street parking near the office is metered and timed.  There is free all day parking available on Plum Street (adjacent to building), and around the Best Buy store (along 13th, 14th, 15th, Folsom, Harrison) approximately a 10 minute walk to the office.

Paid Parking is available at:

1370 Stevenson (by Duboce)                                              $10.00 daily

100 Erie Street (at 13th)                                                     $6.00 daily

255 12th Street (between Howard & Folsom)                 $8.00 daily, $7.00 if in by 9am

1660 Mission St                                                                  $18.00 daily

 

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