The Sprouts Child Development Initiative is a child development resource website built around an online developmental screening link, the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3.) The online resource includes developmental screenings, literacy tips and developmental milestones and activities.
The Sprouts Child Development Initiative began as the LINK Project, a developmental screening program, developed in 1991 at Children’s Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which moved under the umbrella of the Community Service Council in 2006. Today, Sprouts resources are available through our website, widely expanding our reach.
WE’VE MOVED! In October, Sprouts moved to a larger office space at 5840 S. Memorial to serve more families. On Nov. 10, the Sprouts team (pictured right) hosted an Open House to celebrate the new location, and to celebrate their new non-profit status as an independent 501(c)(3). Sprouts remains closely affiliated with CSC and is an important component of CSC’s strategic plan.
NEW RESOURCE! Sprouts Early Literacy Videos highlight literacy and development skills by age group.
Sprouts opened Online Ages and Stages (ASQ) screening access to community in February 2014
Since then, 2,895+ individual children under six have been screened, amounting to a total of 3,177 screenings conducted by our team as of July 2016
53% received additional contact for consultation, soft intervention or rescreening
29% received further assessment by Sprouts developmental clinicians then referred to early intervention services
In 2015, the Sprouts team saw a dramatic increase in referrals from physicians
Our website gives families, early learning providers and the community access to the secure Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3 (ASQ-3) online screening tool.
Our developmental clinicians provide follow up review of all screenings, including further assessment and referrals to services as needed.
Our website also promotes early literacy by providing information regarding behaviors and skills that develop during the first five years, which are the foundation for later literacy and learning.
Our focus is on expanding public awareness and access to services, highlighting the need to increase developmental screenings and early intervention in Tulsa and surrounding areas.
George Kaiser Family Foundation