Sprouts Child Development

Strengthening the growth & development of young children 

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.

Developmental Screenings  +  Early Childhood Resources  +  Connections to Services

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.

Sprouts Child Development Website

News & Highlights

WE’VE MOVED! 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

Since 2014 more than 5,000 children, five and under, have been screened through the Sprouts Child Development online developmental screening link. Over 32% were identified for further assessment, and have been connected with intervention and follow-up services. 

For More Information

Lesley Gudgel, Director

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

Our Work

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. 

Current Priority

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. 

Our Supporters

George Kaiser Family Foundation
Morningcrest Healthcare

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular developmental screening during a child’s first 5 years. However, only 28% of children in Oklahoma receive even one screening before they enter school. 

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