Ages & Stages Questionnaires

Families with children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years of age can complete a FREE Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) developmental screening. It only takes 10 minutes to complete and a developmental screening specialist will follow up with an individualized email to offer support and resources.

It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. By clicking the link below, you confirm that you are a resident of Cass County
  2. Complete the FREE screening for your child (takes about 10 minutes)
  3. Receive information, useful feedback, support, and resources

If you have questions, please contact Vicki Foote, ECE Office Coordinator, at (269) 445-6283 or

MI Kids Matter

Development & Milestones for Pre-K Children (4 to 5 years)
When your child reaches ages four and five, they can attend preschool and are getting ready for kindergarten. Some of their developmental milestones during this time include skills like naming colors, showing affection and hopping on one foot. Other skills they develop at this age include being able to ride a tricycle, use safety scissors, help dress and undress themselves, play with other children, and sing a song or recall a story.

Special Education

Is your preschooler struggling to learn?

Children grow and develop at different rates, but most will reach several milestones between the ages of 3 and 5. Developmental milestones can help identify when a child is struggling and provide direction to find out why. Children who are not meeting milestones and/or are struggling to learn may need additional support to help them prepare for kindergarten.

There are areas of development that are important skills for children to have in order to build a strong foundation for learning. These areas of development include cognitive (thinking), communication (speech and language), social/emotional (interactions and feelings), independence (self-help), and physical (vision, hearing, and movement). It is important for children to learn and grow in all areas.

Build Up Michigan: The new Thrive from Home program was created to help parents and caregivers across the state provide their preschoolers with essential skill-building activities while at home.

Special education programs and/or supports are available to children ages 3, 4, and 5 through the local school district. Intervening as early as possible helps to develop skills to strengthen the child’s foundation for future learning.