The Child Development Center Region 2 wants to remind parents that fall is a good time to take advantage of their developmental screenings.
Tracy Jones, family service coordinator and family relationships class teacher at CDC, explains that the screening process at the Child Development Center covers all areas of development.
Screenings are offered year round, and the center recommends that a child have a screening before age two, and another before age five.
The child development center offers these screening across northern Wyoming and screenings are being scheduled in Sheridan and Buffalo now. They are also available for those in Ranchester, Story, Clearmont and Kaycee. Staff will travel to those locations for screenings.
CDC serves more than 200 children in the area, “helping children attain skills to improve their overall abilities to suceed in the future,” according to a release from the center. They provide more than 600 free screenings each year, and are able to do so because the School District reimburses the center as part of their required Child Find process.
For more information on screenings or to set up an appointment call 672-6610.
Dates to schedule screenings:
Birth to 3-year-old screenings
Friday Sept. 23, 9 am-3 pm
Wed. Sept 28, 4-7 pm
3-5 year old screenings:
Thursday Sept. 22, 9 am to 3 pm
Friday Sept. 23, 4-7 pm
Monday Oct. 3, 4-6 pm
Tuesday Oct. 4, 8:30 am - 3 pm
Programs CDC offers you may not know about
The Child Development Center offers its developmental screenings year-round, but it also offers several other programs.
Tracy Jones, family service coordinator and family relationships class teacher at CDC, explains.
Parent lessons can be individual sessions, and child care provider sessions can be administered by CDC staff who visit the specific child care facility.
The CDC is a nationally accredited child care provider, and are in the process of becoming fluent in a new program called the Pyramid Project. Consultants out of Colorado have been training CDC staff for the past year to build socio-emotional skills at a young age, leading the child to success throughout their life, said Jo Lynn Andrews, coordinator of the birth to three program and speech/language therapist at CDC. The Pyramid is intended to set the basis for development at that young age.