Community Service Providers Resources

Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

Ages & Stages Questionnaires are developmental screening tools designed for use by early childhood educators and health care professionals. They are the most widely used screeners and help pinpoint developmental progress in children.

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.


Birth To 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Guide for Home Visitors  Birth To 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Guide for Housing/Shelter Providers  Birth To 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Guide for Child Welfare Workers  Developmental Milestones Checklist  Birth To 5: Watch Me Thrive! Developmental Screening Passport

Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures seeks to assure that all Vermont children are healthy and successful by improving the quality, affordability and accessibility of services for families with children under the age of six in the areas of health, early care and education. Each Regional Council, with a Regional Director, coordinates regional programs and services, reports local gaps in services to the State Council and develops and monitors regional plans for service delivery.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Most Americans probably know the CDC as the federal agency that tracks and monitors disease outbreaks like the Zika virus. But they have also supported a vast amount of research on child development that produced what many consider the guiding principles. CDC's Learn the Signs. Act Early. initiative encourages parents and caregivers to use Milestones Checklists to track their child's progress and to talk to their doctor if they are concerned about their child missing milestones.

 MilestonesChecklist  PositiveParenting Tips

Child Care Wellness Consultant Program

Child Care Wellness Consultants work collaboratively with providers to promote the health and development of children and to ensure a healthy and safe child care environment. Our Child Care Wellness Consultants are Registered Nurses who have specialized knowledge of health and safety standards and best practices for child care programs.

The National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI)

NCPMI promotes the positive social, emotional and behavioral outcomes of young children (birth through age five). NCPMI provides tools and informational resources to families and early care and educational professionals.

Strengthening Families

Developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, this unifying framework is unique in its approach to identifying the five Protective Factors that strengthen families' ability to raise well adjusted children. Produced by the Center for the Study of Social Policy in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, this policy brief recommends community service providers use resources such as Help Me Grow VT and 2-1-1 that provide an important and easy way to connect families with needed resources, services and support. These telephone help lines connect families to a trained support person who can work with them to learn more about what they need and connect them to appropriate resources.

5 Protective Factors Posters  Making the Link Help Me Grow  Partnership for Lamoille Valley Children & Families  Protective Factors Action Sheet  Strengthening Families Overview  Strengthening Families Parent's Brochure


Too Small to Fail

Here you'll find resources designed to help you tackle the word gap and support early learning and brain development. Our resources include a Community Campaign Guide, with lessons learned from our “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaigns.

Social & Emotional Developmental   Tip Sheet

Vermont Department of Health

The Health Department's mission is to protect and promote the health of all Vermonters. We work to improve health equity – an equal chance at health for all people. If you are new to Vermont from other countries, cultures or languages use our website to find health information and resources and answer your questions about keeping healthy. The Health Department is the organizing entity for the HMG VT system and also houses Vermont’s Universal Developmental Screening Registry – a comprehensive developmental screening data collection and communication system.

HMG VT System Handout  UDS Registry Information



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Help Me Grow Vermont

Vermont Department of Health

PO Box 70

 Burlington, VT  05402-0070



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