Developmental Screening

Developmental screening provides information on how children are doing as they grow. Like a yardstick for measuring height, developmental screening is a tool that helps families measure important areas of their children's development through the early years. Watch Me Grow (WMG) helps New Hampshire families to ensure their children's healthy futures by tracking their growth and development. WMG is New Hampshire’s developmental screening, referral and information system for families of children ages birth to six years. For more information, see the Watch Me Grow website.

Spark NH endeavors to ensure all New Hampshire children are screened for developmental concerns and receive the services needed to support their optimal development. To read more about the importance of developmental screening, see our Framework for Action.

Data note: The ASQ is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire that assesses developmental progress in children ages 1 month to 5 1/2 years; the ASQ-SE is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social and Emotional, which is a screening tool designed to identify children who may be at risk for social and emotional developmental difficulties.

Data source: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children Youth and Families; Watch Me Grow.