The Early Intervention Program's Developmental Monitoring Unit assists families in tracking their child's development from birth to age 3. Families can fill out a questionnaire, called the Ages and Stages 3 Questionnaire, to see how their child is developing compared to other children their age.
A Developmental Monitoring Specialist will score the questionnaire and then talk with the family about the results. The specialist may suggest next steps for the family, including: completing another questionnaire, finding fun activities to do at home to help their child develop, or referring their child for an evaluation for Early Intervention services.
To make a referral to Developmental Monitoring, call 311 and say that you want to refer a child to Developmental Monitoring, or fill out the Early Intervention Program Referral Form (PDF) and fax it to the relevant number listed on the form.
Employees of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), as well as agencies contracted with ACS, who want to make referrals for Early Intervention and Developmental Monitoring must call the Citywide ACS Referral Hotline at 877-885-KIDZ (877-885-5439).