Quality Rating 1: Developmental Screening

Licensing Requirements

Developmental screening is a way to track milestones as a child grows and develops. Research shows that early intervention helps improve outcomes for children who are slow to meet developmental milestones. Identifying and addressing concerns that may arise during the early years are the first steps in putting a child on a path to a stronger future.

Developmental Screening requirements will become a licensing regulation. The date for this new regulation is yet to be determined. When this regulation takes effect, no additional documentation will be needed for Maryland EXCELS.

If you are interested in familiarizing yourself with Developmentally Appropriate Learning and Practice: Developmental Screening: DAP 8.1 in preparation for meeting this future licensing regulation, select the Requirements tab to review information related to your program type.