Sparkler: Learn Through Play

Sparkler’s mobile app enables parents, caregivers, and organizations serving young families to fuel child and brain development. The app empowers parents and caregivers as first teachers and helps systems serve families better, together.

Get a FREE Developmental Screening App

Stamford is pleased to provide Sparkler, a FREE developmental screening application, available in English and Spanish, that promotes healthy early childhood development and helps you advocate for your child. With the help of Sparkler, parents and families have access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (a developmental screening), developmentally aligned play activities, parent forums, and early childhood coaches.

We are currently working to ensure that all families with children aged 0-5 have access to Sparkler to ensure that all our children are developmentally ready for Kindergarten. Through our partnership with Stamford Public Schools we are using this tool to connect parent’s knowledge about their rising Kindergarten student with their Kindergarten teacher. Utilizing Sparkler’s screening tool, Kindergarten teachers will now have access to their incoming students’ most recently completed ASQs, allowing them to prepare accordingly for their incoming students.

I’ve downloaded Sparkler and completed my first ASQ. What happens next? Learn more!  English  En espanol

For more information on resources click here
Or follow up with your child care provider and/or Child Development Infoline.

Have you heard of our SC2C Sparkler Incentive? Download the app and complete the ASQ to earn $20. Current members can also earn $20 by completing the ASQ before year-end. For more information, click here

Join the Sparkler Baby and Toddler Playgroup  click here to register
Fun at the Ferguson Library will include play time, a snack, a take-home activity to extend play and one-on-one support and facilitation from a Sparkler family & community engagement specialist.

  • Expectant parents welcome.
  • Ages 5 and younger.
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