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The first five years of life are the years of learning that shape kids' futures. Yet every year, more than 1 million children with unidentified delays and disabilities enter school with learning and health issues that put them far behind their peers. According to the National Survey of Children's Health, one in five households with children has a child with a special health care need and could benefit from screening and services, yet less than 20 percent of children under the age of five receive a developmental screening.
While every child develops at his or her own pace, there are some milestones parents should be aware of. Easter Seals offers parents free access to an online screening tool to help parents monitor their child's developmental milestones. Widely used with parents by health care providers, preschool programs and early childhood professionals, Brookes Publishing's Ages & Stages Questionnaires® can now be easily completed by parents at MakeTheFirstFiveCount.org
Children with disabilities are counting on you for the support they need to achieve a brighter future. Register your team, and share this information with your family and friends who have young children and start fundraising today.