The three LEAs (Lyon, Nye, and Washoe School Districts) provided ASQ-SE training for schools and community early childhood professionals. As a result, developmental screenings have been provided to 1,169 young children (2013-2016 school years). The school districts and community agencies have developed the infrastructure and capacity to continue the ASQ-SE screenings.
Through screening all children prior to and upon entering school or community agency services, the child’s social and emotional strengths, skills and any deficits have been identified and appropriately addressed by school and community providers. Schools, community providers, and parents developed a plan to address each child’s needs.
“As a parent of a Pre-K student, I completed an Ages and Stages Questionnaire at the beginning of the year and it provided me
with a snap shot of my child’s developmental level. This allowed me to follow my child’s progress in the program
because I was able to see a huge improvement from the first questionnaire to the last one.”
- Karla McKillips, parent
“Having the capacity to bring training for our school district’s early childhood staff (teacher and aides) has changed the entire program.
We were all trained on the TACSEI model and the behaviors have diminished drastically and the overall promotion of the students’
emotional well-being has increased. Our district is looking forward at changing job descriptions to
include social and emotional training requirements.”
- Linda Fitzgibbons, Nye County School District Pre-K Director
The Nevada Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI) was developed in 2010. The purpose of this partnership was to build state capacity to develop, implement, and sustain a comprehensive system of training and technical assistance for supporting social emotional competence and addressing challenging behaviors in young children at-risk for or with identified developmental delays in Nevada. A primary goal of this partnership was to enhance the ability of the early care and education (ECE) workforce to address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of all young children birth to five years. In the grant communities, the TACSEI program has integrated the ASQ-SE screening into district training for new school staff. The early childhood community agencies have integrated the trainings for new staff. Community partners continue to work with schools to provide developmental screening and social-emotional learning to their youngest students. Early childhood partners have been trained and are able to train others, ensuring sustainability after grant funding ends.