Assessment Tools

ASQ Developmental Screenings

ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children's development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. It is evaluates how children are doing in important developmental areas, such as speech, physical ability, social skills, and problem-solving skills. ASQ-3 can help identify your child's strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support. As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That's why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10–15 minutes. Here is a link to complete your FREE ASQ -3 screener.

The first 5 years of your child's life are very important. Your child's healthy social-emotional development forms a foundation for lifelong learning. ASQ:SE-2 is a set of questionnaires about behavior and social-emotional development in young children. There are nine questionnaires for different ages to screen children from 1 month to 6 years old. ASQ:SE has been used by parents for more than 15 years. It ensures that children's social-emotional development is on the right track. ASQ:SE-2 can help identify your child's social-emotional strengths and areas where your child may need support. As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That's why ASQ:SE- 2 is designed for you to complete. You will only need 10– 15 minutes. Click here to complete your FREE ASQ SE screener.


This screening service is free to all Shelby County children. You will receive your child's results upon completion.  If there are developmental concerns, we will assist with referrals. If your childcare or family day home program is interested in this FREE service for your enrolled children, please contact Sonja Randall, Program Manager.

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System

The Classroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) looks at classroom interactions that facilitate student learning and helps improve the effectiveness of teacher-child interactions. We offer the CLASS® tool for Infant (Birth-18 months) and Toddler (15-36 months) age groups. Resources and materials are organized into domains and dimensions to encourage developmentally appropriate interactions. The CLASS tool is used to assess video documentation obtained from participants in the ECLP program. The results are used to support theories discussed in the training sessions surrounding social and emotional care.


The DECA Infant Toddler Program is a strength-based assessment and planning system for children ages 4 weeks up to 36 months. Based on resilience theory, this comprehensive system is made up of a 5-step approach designed to support early childhood teachers, mental health professionals, home visitors and families in their goal of helping children develop healthy social/emotional skills and reduce challenging behaviors. Central to the DECA I/T Program is the DECA, a standardized, strength-based assessment of within-child protective factors including Attachment, Initiative, and Self-regulation.

Multi-sensory Program Observation Form

The University of Memphis' Early Care and Learning Professional Training Series involves on-site coaching and mentoring sessions. This video observation record afforded a multi-sensory experience. By use of this form, we captured each program's multi-sensory experience of smell, sound, sight, touch, and feel.

Environmental Air Quality Assessment

Here are sites that have completed their Environmental Air Quality Assessment:

  • Divine Angels Enrichment Center
  • The Children's Cottage, LLC
  • Gateway Learning Center
  • Lil Einstein FDH
  • Sherri's Happy Haven
  • Creative Home Academy
  • Laverne's FCCH
  • Kidazzle
  • Giant Steps FDH
  • Raleigh Hill Christian Academy
  • Lipman ELRC
  • Special Care for Little Ones
  • Nana's Nursery