Maryland EXCELS Toolkit  

Developmental Screening

Developmental monitoring and screening are ways of tracking milestones as a child grows and develops. Research shows that early intervention helps improve outcomes for children who are slow to meet developmental milestones. Identifying and addressing concerns that may arise during the early years are the first steps in putting a child on a path to a stronger future.

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Welcome Families with Helpful Information

Maryland EXCELS requirements for conducting developmental screenings are currently pending. You may be interested in familiarizing yourself with Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practice: Developmental Screening: DAP 8.3 in preparation for meeting this future requirement.

Select the Requirements tab to review the specific Maryland EXCELS Developmental Screening information for your program type.

NOTE: There are no Developmental Screening requirements for School-Age Only programs.

Requirements

The following interactive shows the requirements for Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practice: Developmental Screening: DAP 8.3. These requirements are currently pending.

To view the pending requirements, select your program type:

 

  Child Care Center

  Family Child Care
DAP 8.3: Developmental Screening Developmental Screenings are conducted on all children (Birth through age 5) within 90 days of enrollment and at scheduled intervals as determined by MSDE; results are shared with families, and referrals are made when appropriate. [Date to be determined]

  School-Age Only
DAP 8.3: Developmental Screening Developmental Screenings are conducted on all children (Birth through age 5) within 90 days of enrollment and at scheduled intervals as determined by MSDE; results are shared with families, and referrals are made when appropriate. [Date to be determined]