The Bureau of Special Education is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Office of Early Childhood and Sparkler that will help all Connecticut children get off to a strong start.
Sparkler is a free app for families that can be used as a developmental screening tool, a source for activities to support child development, and assists parents with making connections with professionals. Sparkler engages families to promote healthy early childhood development. Sparkler offers:
- Tracking tools to monitor children’s social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical development, including the Ages and Stages Questionnaires®.
- Content that helps parents/caregivers support their children’s learning and development. Sparkler has a library of 1500+ play-based learning activities developed by early childhood educators, and is adding more all the time.
- Messaging tools to give parents/caregivers advice and support.
Watch this brief video for an introduction to Sparkler Welcome to Sparkler!
Get started with Sparkler!
Download: If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, download Sparkler from the Google Play Store. If you use an iPhone or iPad, download Sparkler from the Apple App Store.
Register: Open the app and tap “Create a New Account.” Enter 1-6-0-0 as your provider key. Pick Family/Familia in the “Group” drop-down menu. Answer the questions to create an account for yourself and a profile for your child. You must enter your child’s birthday correctly because Sparkler assigns screenings and other content based on your child’s age. You’ll be asked for a “provider key” to link you with your school/provider. Please skip this step for now!
Questions? Please email Sparkler at email@example.com.
Additional Resources we hope you find helpful.
Browse through a variety of resources including such things as Parent's Guide To Special Education In CT, IEP Manual and Forms and Procedural Safeguards.
SEPTA is a PTA within a school district. SEPTA brings together people who are interested in special education and children with special needs.
A great source of information for both students and parents. We hope this will help answer many of your questions about how things work here at the Avon Early Learning Center.
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